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The richest women in entertainment are listed here in ascending order based on their earnings. They are the richest actresses, highest paid singers, and wealthiest TV hosts. The most influential female entertainers (as well as some lesser known, but still wealthy contenders) are here on this list of the richest women in Hollywood. While some of the women on this list may surprise you, keep in mind that the richest female celebrities may not be the highest profile actors, but the ones who are best at booking endorsement deals and lucrative contracts. The richest female singers may not have the biggest hit this year, but may be collecting dividends from huge songs that were in movies or TV shows. 

Who are the highest paid actresses in the world? Through their base salaries, celebrity endorsements, investments and the like, these women find themselves on the richest women in entertainment list.
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Rihanna


Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$90 million

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist Singer

Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You Man

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#9 on The Best Current Female Singers

#22 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#95 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#88 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$90 million

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Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque, Tony Bennett: An American Classic

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#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#7 on The Best Current Female Singers

#7 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#11 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$90 million

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Age: 43

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

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#63 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#93 on The Best Living American Actresses

#63 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#81 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$95 million

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Music artist, + more

Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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#6 on The Best Current Female Singers

#38 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#64 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#61 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$95 million

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor Film Director

Credits: Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster, Hancock

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#21 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#32 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#68 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#71 on The Best Female Directors

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$100 million

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor Athlete, + more

Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real

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#25 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#47 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#57 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

#15 on People You Can't Believe Got Onstage for the 1989 Tour

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$130 million

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: Moulin Rouge, The Others, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours

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#47 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#98 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#56 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#27 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$135 million

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Actor Voice acting

Credits: Gravity, The Proposal, Crash, The Blind Side

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#4 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#24 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#63 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#3 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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