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The highest paid celebrities of 2013 range from the top stars in music, movies, television, news and sports, but all have one thing in common: In 2013, they all made a boatload of money. To put things simply, according to Forbes, these celebrities made more by getting out of bed in the morning than most did all year.

While many of the names on this list of the highest-paid celebrities of 2013 were also on the list of highest paid celebrities of 2012, there was a shakeup at the top. Television mogul Oprah Winfrey not only lost her spot atop the list but dropped out of the top ten entirely, despite making $77 million during the year. Instead, another powerful woman in the entertainment industry beat out all the rest as the highest paid. Madonna, through her tour, merchandise and various business dealings, earned $125 million in 2013, enough to take this year's top spot.

Moving further down the list, movie tycoons like Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer all retained their spots in the top ten with over $80 million in earnings but had some new company. E.L. James, author of "50 Shades of Grey," pulled in $95 million, enough to go from being unranked in 2012 to fourth in 2013.

If these numbers look huge, and your measly salary suddenly doesn't look so great, don't feel bad. These are the richest of the rich in the entertainment business and with a lot of hard work and a little luck, the next aspiring actor, musician, television personality, filmmaker, athlete, author or even you could be the next big thing to break into this list in 2014!

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Madonna age 58 - $125 million

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Steven Spielberg age 70 - $100 million

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Simon Cowell age 57 - $95 million

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E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
E. L. James age 54 - $95 million

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Howard Stern age 63 - $95 million

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James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
James Patterson age 70 - $91 million

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Glenn Beck age 53 - $90 million

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Michael Bay age 52 - $82 million

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Jerry Bruckheimer age 73 - $80 million

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Lady Gaga age 31 - $80 million

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Bon Jovi $79 million

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Tyler Perry age 47 - $78 million

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Tiger Woods age 41 - $78 million

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Oprah Winfrey age 63 - $77 million

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Robert Downey Jr. age 52 - $75 million

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Phil McGraw age 66 - $72 million

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Roger Federer age 35 - $71 million

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Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Dick Wolf age 70 - $70 million

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Rush Limbaugh age 66 - $66 million

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Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Toby Keith age 55 - $65 million

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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Coldplay $64 million

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Mark Burnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Mark Burnett age 56 - $63 million

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Donald Trump age 70 - $63 million

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Kobe Bryant age 38 - $62 million

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Ryan Seacrest age 42 - $61 million

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
LeBron James age 32 - $60 million

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Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Channing Tatum age 36 - $60 million

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Justin Bieber age 23 - $58 million

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Ellen DeGeneres age 59 - $56 million

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Taylor Swift age 27 - $55 million

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Hugh Jackman age 48 - $55 million

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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Seth MacFarlane age 43 - $55 million

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Suzanne Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Suzanne Collins age 54 - $55 million

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Beyoncé Knowles age 35 - $53 million

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Kenny Chesney age 49 - $53 million

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Mark Wahlberg age 45 - $52 million

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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Drew Brees age 36 - $51 million

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Peter Jackson age 55 - $50 million

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Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Phil Mickelson age 46 - $49 million

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
David Beckham age 41 - $47 million

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Dwayne Johnson age 44 - $46 million

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Calvin Harris age 33 - $46 million

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Jennifer Lopez age 47 - $45 million

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo age 32 - $44 million

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Rihanna age 29 - $43 million

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Jay-Z age 47 - $42 million

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
David Letterman age 70 - $42 million

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Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Gisele Bündchen age 36 - $42 million

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Lionel Messi age 29 - $41 million

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Dr. Dre age 52 - $40 million