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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 64 - $290 million

2
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 48 - $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 74 - $113 million

6
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 71 - $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

9
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 58 - $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 67 - $80 million

12
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 43 - $77 million

13
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 64 - $76 million

14
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 42 - $75 million

15
Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 71 - $70 million

16
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 61 - $70 million

17
James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 63 - $70 million

18
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 75 - $67 million

19
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 67 - $64 million

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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 43 - $61 million

22
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 71 - $60 million

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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 39 - $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

26
Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 47 - $53 million

27
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 54 - $50 million

28
Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 56 - $50 million

29
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 33 - $48 million

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Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 47 - $47 million

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 36 - $47 million

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 39 - $46 million

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 70 - $45 million

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 60 - $45 million

35
Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 37 - $45 million

36
Mark Burnett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 57 - $45 million

37
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 28 - $45 million

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 33 - $44 million

39
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 51 - $40 million

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 54 - $40 million

41
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 42 - $40 million

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 52 - $40 million

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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 45 - $40 million

44
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 33 - $38 million

45
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 48 - $37 million

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 49 - $36 million

47
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 61 - $35 million

48
Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 48 - $35 million

49
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 42 - $35 million

50
Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
age 66 - $35 million