Oprah Winfrey -World's highest paid celebrity
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Oprah Winfrey -World's highest paid celebrity

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 29, 2012 at 5:17 AM PDT
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Oprah Winfrey is still the world's highest paid celebrity despite taking a $125million pay cut.

Last year the host earned $290 million. With earning as $165million, she is the highest paid celebrity according to Forbes magazine. It is her fourth consecutive time that she is topping the magazine's list of high earning stars

Transformers director Michael Bay comes in second place with $160m earning followed by director Steven Spielberg third at $130m.

Oprah's chatshow ran for about 25 years and finally ending in 2011. Meanwhile her ownership of syndicated TV shows such as 'Dr. Phil,' 'Rachael Ray, 'The Dr. Oz Show' has kept her at the top of the list.

Rapper Dr Dre with a pair of his Beats headphones have helped him break into the top five having the earning of $110 million.

The top 10 highest paid Forbes stars are as follows:

1.Oprah Winfrey, TV Mogul: $165 million

2.Michael Bay, Director: $160 million

3.Steven Spielberg, Director: $130 million

4.Jerry Bruckheimer, Director: $115 million

5.Dr. Dre, rapper and headphone manufacturer: $110 million

6.Tyler Perry, Actor and producer: $105 million

7.Howard Stern, Radio and TV personality: $95 million

8.James Patterson, Author: $94 million

9.George Lucas, Movie producer: $90 million

10.Simon Cowell, Producer and TV personality: $90 million

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Transformers director Michael Bay was in second place with earnings of $160m
JasonBornee is based in West Richland, Washington, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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