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The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013  

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The highest paid celebrities of 2013 range from the top stars in music, movies, television, news and sports, but all have one thing in common: In 2013, they all made a boatload of money. To put things simply, according to Forbes, these celebrities made more by getting out of bed in the morning than most did all year.

While many of the names on this list of the highest-paid celebrities of 2013 were also on the list of highest paid celebrities of 2012, there was a shakeup at the top. Television mogul Oprah Winfrey not only lost her spot atop the list but dropped out of the top ten entirely, despite making $77 million during the year. Instead, another powerful woman in the entertainment industry beat out all the rest as the highest paid. Madonna, through her tour, merchandise and various business dealings, earned $125 million in 2013, enough to take this year's top spot.

Moving further down the list, movie tycoons like Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer all retained their spots in the top ten with over $80 million in earnings but had some new company. E.L. James, author of "50 Shades of Grey," pulled in $95 million, enough to go from being unranked in 2012 to fourth in 2013.

If these numbers look huge, and your measly salary suddenly doesn't look so great, don't feel bad. These are the richest of the rich in the entertainment business and with a lot of hard work and a little luck, the next aspiring actor, musician, television personality, filmmaker, athlete, author or even you could be the next big thing to break into this list in 2014!
list ordered by
1
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 60
$125 million
2
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 72
$100 million
3
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 59
$95 million
4
E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 55
$95 million
5
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 61
$95 million
6
James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 71
$91 million
7
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 55
$90 million
8
Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 54
$82 million
9
Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 75
$80 million
10
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 29
$80 million
11
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
$79 million
12
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 49
$78 million
13
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 43
$78 million
14
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 65
$77 million
15
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 53
$75 million
16
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 68
$72 million
17
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 37
$71 million
18
Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 72
$70 million
19
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 68
$66 million
20
Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 57
$65 million
21
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
Coldplay
$64 million
22
Mark Burnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 58
$63 million
23
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 72
$63 million
24
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 40
$62 million
25
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013
age 44
$61 million