Beyonce Is The Top Earning Pop Artist Of 2010

beyonce 2010 Beyonce Is The Top Earning Pop Artist Of 2010[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm] was the only Pop star that made the top ten of Forbes’ annual “Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010″ list. The craziest part of all this is she didn’t even release a new album this year! Her husband [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm] was named “Hip-Hop’s Cash King” by Forbes earlier this year in August when he had already earned $63 million.There will be a lot of competition in 2011 when Beyonce, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears [/lastfm]release new albums, but who will end up on top? Brit ranked #13 this year, one spot above Mother Monster. Even with all the bad publicity and distance from Disney, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm] still managed to come in at #18 with $48 million, beating [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] by $3 million.Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey topped the list, earning $315 million. This might have something to do with the fact that she’s a multimedia mogul with her TV now going into syndication, her magazine and her new network.Who do you think came in second? Avatar Director James Cameron earned $210 million. Director and playwright Tyler Perry earned $125 million, blockbuster movie producer Michael Bay had $120 million and golfer Tiger Woods made $105 million, completing the top five.

View the full Forbes “Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010” list below:

1. Oprah Winfrey, $315 million

2. James Cameron, $210 million

3. Tyler Perry, $125 million

4. Michael Bay, $120 million

5. Tiger Woods, $105 million

6. Jerry Bruckheimer, $100 million

7. Steven Spielberg, $100 million

8. George Lucas, $95 million

9. Beyoncé, $87 million

10. Dr. Phil, $80 million

11. Simon Cowell, $80 million

12. Jerry Seinfeld, $75 million

13. Britney Spears, $64 million

14. Lady Gaga, $62 million

15. Madonna, $58 million

16. Sandra Bullock, $56 million

17. Ellen DeGeneres, $55 million

18. Miley Cyrus, $48 million

19. Taylor Swift, $45 million

20. Judge Judy Sheindlin, $45 million


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