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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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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$300 million

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson Songwriter, + more

Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol

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#97 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#461 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#970 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#111 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$300 million

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer, Stock broker Author, + more

Credits: Men in Black II, Martha Stewart Living, Martha, Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House

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#52 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

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

#188 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#25 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$350 million

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic

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#5 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#248 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#360 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#121 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$400 million

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Charlemagne, Canada

Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Composer, Singer

Credits: Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepless in Seattle, Céline Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video

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#54 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#181 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#11 on The Best Singers of All Time

#151 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$510 million

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer Model, + more

Credits: Oz the Great and Powerful, Love Actually, Rush Hour, Men in Black

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#56 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#201 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#18 on The Best Singers of All Time

#17 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$650 million

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#79 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#231 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#617 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#7 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$1 billion

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Yate, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Film Producer, Author, Writer

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

#7 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#176 on The Best Writers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Richest Women in Entertainment
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$2.9 billion

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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#10 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#1619 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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

#109 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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