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Expert 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011  

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Using their list of the 100 most powerful celebrities, Forbes magazine ranks the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world. While others may try, these celebs are both the most powerful and the highest paid for the year ending May 2011.

Also ranking as the richest and most-exposed on television and the radio for the year, TV host Oprah Winfrey reigned supreme as the highest-paid celebrity for the year. Miss Winfrey earned a whopping $290 million, which was nearly $100 million more than the second place earner, the rock band U2.

Though they didn't rank as high for other Forbes celebrity lists, like celebrities with the most online exposure, other top celebrities in terms of earnings included film producers Tyler Perry, who was third, and Jerry Bruckheimer, who was fifth. A second rock band, Bon Jovi, came in fourth with $125 million in earnings.

As this list shows, even the last-place earner here raked in $7 million during the year. As that's a wage most of us would due to have, it certainly proves that the entertainment business is certainly a lucrative one.
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 61
$290 million
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U2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
$195 million
3
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 49
$130 million
4
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
$125 million
5
Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 75
$113 million
6
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 72
$107 million
7
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 71
$100 million
8
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 32
$90 million
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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 59
$90 million
10
James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 71
$84 million
11
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 68
$80 million
12
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 44
$77 million
13
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 65
$76 million
14
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 43
$75 million
15
Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 72
$70 million
16
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 64
$70 million
17
James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 64
$70 million
18
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 76
$67 million
19
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 68
$64 million
20
Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Black Eyed Peas
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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 44
$61 million
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 72
$60 million
23
Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 40
$53 million
25
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 24
$53 million