Forbes has released their annual list of the highest-paid celebrities, and for the fourth year in a row, has snagged the top slot.
Even though we keep hearing about all the financial struggles at OWN.Her talk show may have wrapped, but her ownership in syndicated TV shows such as Dr Phil,, The Dr Oz Show and other media products enabled her to earn an estimated $165m (£104m) between May 2011 and May 2012, Forbes.com said.
She is trying to boost ratings on the struggling cable network OWN with shows including Oprah's Lifeclass and Oprah's Next Chapter, but Forbes warned that "her reign might not last much longer.Her network has laid off employees as she leads with shows like Oprah’s Lifeclass and Oprah’s Next Chapter. Snapping at Oprah's heels in the list was movie director, whose action-packed adventure Transformers: Dark Of The Moon released last year helped him earn $160m (£102m) based on participation in ticket and toy sales and other revenue, according to Forbes.
Usual suspects Steven Spielberg $130 million and
Dr. Dre $110 million, No. 5 ,Tyler Perry $105 mill , $95 mill , James Patterson $94 mill , George Lucas $90 mill and Simon Cowell $90 mill at No.10 spot.