Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Women

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Oprah Winfrey
$165 million America's only African-American billionaire weathered some negative headlines in the past year, but her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) looks to be turning the corner. Despite low ratings early on, a deal with Comcast means OWN can now be seen in 83 million homes. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Britney Spears
$58 million Conspicuously absent from Forbes 2011 Celebrity list due to limited touring, Britney blasts back to the top in 2012 with over 75 shows in the past 12 months. She also earns millions from endorsements and a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden. Her latest album, Femme Fatale, earned platinum certification in the U.S. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift
$57 million Taylor Swift benefited from a huge tour in 2012, grossing over $1 million per night on more than 65 dates. She continues to cash in on her 2010 album Speak Now, which has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide; she picked up two Grammys for her song "Mean." The young singer-songwriter also earns big as one of the faces of Cover Girl. Her fourth album is due this fall. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Ellen Degeneres
$53 million The star and executive producer of the daytime talk-show hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show (now in its tenth season and averaging three million viewers per episode) also put her muscle behind friend Bethenny Frankel's daytime future in 2012; she acted as executive producer on Frankel's daytime debut during a six week test this summer. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Rhianna
$53 million The Barbados-born diva landed on Forbes Celebrity 100 list for the first time thanks to hits including "We Found Love" and "Talk That Talk," as well as endorsements with the likes of Vita Coco and Nivea. Her fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, adds millions more to her coffers, as does her heavy touring schedule that included over 85 shows in the past 12 months. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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Lady GaGa
$52 million Lady Gaga raked in $52 million over the past year, a massive haul for the artist, whose "Born This Way Ball" tour kicked off in April. In addition to the platinum success of her latest album, and the launch of her very own social network, Gaga focused on philanthropic work in 2012. She continues to work with the MAC AIDS Foundation and announced the launch of her own non-profit, the Born This Way Foundation, which is underwritten by the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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Jennifer Lopez
$52 million Jennifer Lopez may be the most powerful entertainer on the planet. She raked in an estimated $52 million last year with projects in almost every corner of the industry. She has successful fragrance and clothing lines, several lucrative endorsements and a revived film and television career. Through her company Nuyorican Productions she produced and starred in Latin singing competition show Q'Viva for Fox and is developing an hour-long drama for ABC Family. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Gisele Bundchen
$45 million The world's most powerful supermodel is still an endorsement queen at 32, especially in her native Brazil. She shills for brands such as Pantene, Esprit and Versace, and makes a percentage of profits on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name. (Photo credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GettyImages)
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Katy Perry
$45 million Who are the only two musicians in history to have five No. 1 singles from the same album? Michael Jackson and Katy Perry. The latter accomplished that feat with 2010 smash Teenage Dream, which continues to garner considerable airplay, and dollars, for the "Firework" singer. Her California Dreams Tour grossed nearly $60 million. Perry also got plenty of attention from the media for her personal life this year. She split from comedian husband Russell Brand in December. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Judge Judy Sheindlin
Judge Judy Sheindlin
$45 million With Oprah Winfrey out of the way, Judge Judy is now sitting pretty as the queen of syndicated shows. Her closest rival is reruns of the show The Big Bang Theory. Forbes Celebrity 100 list measures a combination of money and fame and while Sheindlin has plenty of the former, the doesn't have enough of the latter. She failed to make the 2012 list. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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