Forbes released their list of the 10 highest paid women from May 2010 to May 2011. Oprah topped the list -shocking- with a whopping $290 million in earnings. Lady Gaga came in 2nd place with $90 million. With as big as Lady Gaga is, that $200 million difference proves that no one is touching Oprah’s mega mogul power. Queen Bey came in 9th place $35 million in earnings.
Forbes chose the women who made this list based on talking to lawyers, agents, producers and other in-the-know folks to get information on earnings between May 2010 and May 2011. The earnings reflect gross income and does not account for things like taxes and manager fees.
Since the ending of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the moguls’ network “OWN” hasn’t been doing too well. Ratings have been extremely low. The majority of earnings recorded for this list came from “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Unless things get better someone else could hold the title next year.
Here is the complete list along with how much each woman earned. Must be nice.
Oprah Winfrey -$290 million
Lady Gaga – $90 million
Bethenny Frankel – $55 million
Gisele Bundchen – $45 million
Ellen DeGeneres – $45 million
Judge Judy Sheindlin – $45 million
Taylor Swift – $45 million
Katy Perry – $44 million
Beyonce – $35 million
Danielle Steel – $35 million
Do you think Oprah’s “OWN” network will be as successful as “The Oprah Winfrey Show?”