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