Oprah tops 'Forbes' list of richest women in entertainment

MUMBAI: The annual Forbes magazine list has put out its list of the wealthiest women in entertainment and there are no new surprises on who occupies the top spot.

U.S. talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey tops the list with an an estimated $1.5 billion during her career. JK Rowling, who is finishing the seventh and final instalment in her boy wizard series Harry Potter, ranks second with $1 billion. Martha Stewart another talk show host is third with $638 million.

Madonna ranks fourth with $325 million, followed by Celine Dion ($250 million), Mariah Carey ($225 million), Janet Jackson ($150 million), Julia Roberts ($140 million), and Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez (both $110 million).

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the twin actresses who started out on the '80s comedy Full House and created a multimedia empire, Dualstar Entertainment Group, are No. 11 with an estimated "combined net worth at around $100 million," Forbes said. They're followed by Britney Spears, Judge Judy Sheindlin of TV's Judge Judy, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Gisele Bundchen, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera and Renee Zellweger. Forbes stated that to make its top-20 list these female megastars needed a minimum net worth of $45 million amassed over the course of their careers.

Oprah Winfrey, $1.5 billion

J.K. Rowling, $1 billion

Martha Stewart, $638 million

Madonna, $325 million

Celine Dion, $250 million

Mariah Carey, $225 million

Janet Jackson, $150 million

Julia Roberts, $140 million

Jennifer Lopez, $110 million

Jennifer Aniston, $110 million

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, $100 million

Britney Spears, $100 million

Judge Judy Sheindlin, $95 million

Sandra Bullock, $85 million

Cameron Diaz, $75 million

Gisele Bundchen, $70 million

Ellen DeGeneres, $65 million

Nicole Kidman, $60 million

Christina Aguilera, $60 million

Renée Zellweger, $45 million

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