The Richest Women in Entertainment

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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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    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
  3. 6
    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
  4. 5
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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