20 highest-paid celebrity world
Oprah Winfrey hardly retained the championship, Steven Spielberg has made great strides and, apparently, will not stop
American Forbes published its latest rating of the most highly paid celebrities all over the world. In the ranking, as always, with 20 seats, but since the last position was shared by two men on the list was 21 people.
Oprah Winfrey, $ 165 million
Revenues media mogul and TV presenter Oprah Winfrey fell to $ 125 million last year. The reason - the closure of a talk show, Oprah that led 25 years, and the costs of creating his own cable network OWN (TheOprahWinfreyNetwork). Even so, it remains the highest paid star.
Michael Bay, $ 160 million
Film producer Bay was one of the three highest-paid celebrity thanks to the movie "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Revenues from the rental of the film made $ 1 1 billion, in addition, perfectly Bay earned on sales, Transformers toys.
Steven Spielberg, $ 130 million
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks company moved to television and this year has released four new popular shows. In addition, the "fruitful" the company released in theaters Movies "War Horse" and "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn", put together a good box office and was nominated for "Oscar".
Jerry Bruckheimer, $ 115 million
The new release of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has become one of the world's leading rental, raking in $ 1 billion This is much better than the results of his previous film "Prince of Persia" and "Sorcerer's Apprentice", which failed at the box office..
Dr.Dre, $ 110 million
Last megahit successful rapper and producer - is not a song, and headphones. Mobile phone manufacturer HTC paid $ 300 million for a 51% stake in the company BeatsbyDr., Which produces headphones that Dr.Dre founded in 2006 with the music producer Jimmy Iovine.
Tyler Perry, $ 105 million
Tyler Perry continues to be a sought-after and well-paid director / producer / screenwriter / actor. His low-budget film does not need a large audience, in order to become profitable. Perry's most successful film - "Medea in prison" (2009) - brought its director, screenwriter and producer who was Perry, $ 90 million.
Howard Stern, $ 95 million
The American television and radio host Howard Stern's new role came in 2011 - a judge on the popular TV show "America's Got Talent." Only for this TV channel NBC pays him $ 15 million per annum.
James Patterson, $ 94 million
The reason is increasing year by year income of the writer James Patterson is simple - year after year, more and more books are released under his name. In 2011 he published 14 books by James Patterson.
George Lucas, $ 90 million
The creator of the saga "Star Wars" George Lucas makes a massive success of the movie franchise and the creation of special effects for movies. Company IndustrialLight, whose head is Lucas, for example, to create effects for the film "Battleship", which appeared in the Russian box office in the spring of 2012.
Simon Cowell, $ 90 million
One of the most highly paid in the world of TV presenters Simon Cowell has become known as a judge on the television show The American Idol and The X Factor. Coma, he owns his own record company Syco.
Glenn Beck, $ 80 million
Glenn Beck, a conservative and adoring grotesque leading TV and radio programs, heads the company MercuryRadioArts, producing content for the American radio stations. Beck is now developing its own Internet channel, which has 300,000 subscribers.
Elton John, $ 80 million
65-year-old pop rocker gave about 100 concerts in the last year. In addition, the animated film "Gnomeo and Juliet", which was produced by Elton John, has brought $ 200 million box office. On the way, among other things, a new, 34-th in a row a music album of the singer.
Tom Cruise $ 75 million
Thanks to the film "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol", earned a worldwide box office of $ 700 million, actor brighten up the impression of failure in the TV show Oprah Winfrey and a recent divorce.
Dick Wolf, $ 70 million
Income Dick Wolf, creator of the famous in the United States police television series "Law and Order", who was walking on the NBC television channel for 20 years (1990-2010), not decrease, because the new "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is on the air.
Rush Limbaugh, $ 69 million
It is a conservative radio host has its scandalous show on the radio for more than 40 years. After a recent attack on a student of law, advocating for birth control (he called her a whore in the air and a prostitute), many advertisers have terminated the contract with him, but the boycott did not seem to have affected the annual income of whistleblowers.
Manny Pacquiao's $ 67 million
The famous Filipino boxer suffered the first defeat in the last 7 years, in June this year - by American Timothy Bradley, which caused a storm of doubt among experts. However, Pacquiao is a fighter, able to bring considerable income: 5 of his fights over the last 4 years have drawn each of at least 1 million users who have paid for watching the match. Among boxer advertising partners - Hennessy, Nike, Hewlett-Packard.
Phil McGraw, $ 63 million
The leading TV program "Dr. Phil", a psychologist and writer did not get in this year's Forbes ranking of the most influential celebrities, but makes it very nice.
Donald Trump $ 63 million
Reality Show "Candidate" (The Apprentice), for the 12th season is the US television hit, helping Trump receive additional millions. In addition, it makes a great property, books, advertising. Brand "Trump" can be found everywhere: from ties to the mattresses. Plus launched on the market a line of fragrances Success by Tramp.
Ryan Seacrest $ 59 million
After the famous TV presenter has signed a new contract and will be another 2 years to lead beating all ratings TV show American Idol, the financial affairs of 37-year-old Seacrest are better than nowhere. Plus he has concluded new contracts and leads several shows on NBC and other channels, as well as promotes brands such as Bing and Coca-Cola.
Britney Spears, $ 58 million
finished his suspicious absence in the list of highest-paid celebrities (because of the rare tour) and immediately went back into the twenty rankings - thanks to 75 shows a year. In addition, it makes a great advertising and perfume lines of Elizabeth Arden, her latest album, Femme Fatale was certified platinum in the United States. A divorce in December 2011 drew to her attention the media.
Tiger Woods $ 58 million
The famous American golfer finally broke the 30-month series of setbacks, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in March. Nevertheless, its revenues are down due to the fact that such sponsors like Tag Heuer and Gillette, did not renew his contract after a public scandal with his wife infidelities. Nevertheless, he continues to work with Nike. During his career Woods won as a prize for winning the tournament more than $ 100 million.