Beyonce and Britney Among Highest Earners of 2010

December 27, 2010 By:
Beyonce and Britney Among Highest Earners of 2010

It's that time of year again--put on your jealous hat because we're about to reveal the 20 top earners of 2010.

As usual Oprah topped the Forbes list with over $315 million in 2010, and expect that number to skyrocket in 2011 now that she owns her OWN network.

Thanks to Avatar, James Cameron came in at a not-so-close second with $210 million and fellow filmmaker Tyler Perry rounded out the top three with $125 mil.

2010 was very kind to pop stars--Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift all made the top 20. Check out their salaries below...



1. Oprah: Estimated earnings: $315 million
2. James Cameron: Estimated earnings: $210 million
3. Tyler Perry: Estimated earnings: $125 million
4. Michael Bay: Estimated earnings: $120 million
5. Tiger Woods: Estimated earnings: $105 million
6. Jerry Bruckheimer: Estimated earnings: $100 million
7. Steven Spielberg: Estimated earnings: $100 million
8. George Lucas: Estimated earnings: $95 million
9. Beyonce: Estimated earnings: $87 million
10. Dr. Phil: Estimated earnings: $80 million
11. Simon Cowell: Estimated earnings: $80 million
12. Jerry Seinfeld: Estimated earnings: $75 million
13. Britney Spears: Estimated earnings: $64 million
14. Lady Gaga: Estimated earnings: $62 million
15. Madonna: Estimated earnings: $58 million
16. Sandra Bullock: Estimated earnings: $56 million
17. Ellen Degeneres: Estimated earnings: $55 million
18. Miley Cyrus: Estimated earnings: $48 million
19. Taylor Swift: Estimated earnings: $45 million
20. Judge Judy: Estimated earnings: $45 million