Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment

January 19th, 2007 // 76 Comments

Forbes has compiled a confusing list of the Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment. To put together the list they ruled out “non-working celebs who essentially live off royalties (Barbra Streisand, for example), and we also excluded ‘old Hollywood” types like Elizabeth Taylor.’” So basically it’s the 20 richest women in entertainment that you’d be familiar with, and not your mom. Here’s their list in order from richest to poorest:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. J.K. Rowling
3. Martha Stewart
4. Madonna
5. Celine Dion
6. Mariah Carey
7. Janet Jackson
8. Julia Roberts
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Jennifer Aniston
11. The Olsen Twins
12. Britney Spears
13. Judge Judy
14. Sandra Bullock
15. Cameron Diaz
16. Gisele Bundchen
17. Ellen DeGeneres
18. Nicole Kidman
19. Christina Aguilera
20. Renee Zellweger

There’s a lot of names on there I just don’t understand. Why is Jennifer Aniston number 10? And how did Renee Zellweger make the list? This is supposed to be the Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment, not Most Likely To Be Confused for a Homeless Person.


  1. BarbadoSlim

    Funny, all who are in that least are worthless to me.

  2. BarbadoSlim


    alcohol and posting don’t mix

  3. Danner

    How many on that list have been in rehab or a “spa” in the last couple of years? Better add and which should have been as well. lol

  4. ScottInFlorida

    Since when is Britney Spears considered an entertainer?

    Calling BS an entertainer is like calling a car wreck with severed heads rolling on the pavement “entertainment”.

  5. misanthrope

    Judge Judy? Wha? And, does Britney ‘work’ anymore? Did she ever?

  6. ScottInFlorida

    Judge Judy is richer than Ellen DeGenitals?

    Thats fucking outragious!!!!!

  7. BarbadoSlim

    It depends on who’s head ends up in the pavement.#4

    think Paris Hilton

  8. ScottInFlorida

    Ummm, I mean, “fucking outrageous”.

    Friggin spellchecker screwed me again.

  9. ponk

    celine dion? get the fuck outta here!

  10. ScottInFlorida

    Ummm, I mean, “fucking outrageous”.

    Friggin spellchecker screwed me again.

  11. ~!@#$%^&*

    Mariah Carey at number six in “entertainment” is misleading – a lot of her wealth is from that signing bonus she got with the Chicago Bears.

  12. NipsyHustle

    judge judy has to be a typo. nicole kidman is the highest paid female in hollywood. julia roberts isn’t working right now. wtf?

  13. seriously.. judge jewy is on the list?!

  14. XeoRad

    Watch Spears slip down the list on spot per month. In a couple of years she’ll be the poster girl for poor, white trailer trash has-beens. Olsen twins? Rich? Yes. Hot?

    No way – they look like octegenarians

  15. jrzmommy

    The following people I cannot consider “women”, under my strict code of ethics based on the devout belief in REALITY:
    The Olsen Twins
    Ellen DeGeneris
    Nicole Kidman (no boobs, no woman)
    Celine Dion (part horse)
    Giselle Bundchen (pictures last week proving she is morphing into a dude)
    Cameron Diaz (circus clown)
    Britney Spears (pig)
    Oprah Winfrey (buffalo)
    Madonna (hermaphrodite)

  16. ~!@#$%^&*

    Judy Judy’s contract for this year alone pays her $35 million. It’s not a typo.

  17. BarbadoSlim

    @14…agree on the twins, give’em two more years and those two germophobes will be flinging cats at passersby up and down Park Avenue.

  18. BarbadoSlim

    I’d like to add Fergie to your list Jrz, categorize and file under: Iguana

  19. misanthrope

    Julia Roberts = Venus Flytrap. Or Pez dispenser.

  20. jrzmommy

    Iguana. hee hee.

  21. misery

    Olsen Twins? when have they entertained anyone? And I also agree with #14.

  22. Judge Judy has more money than Christina Aguilera? WTF?

    Remember folks, this isn’t the highest paid list – it’s the rich list. As in, overall wealth. As in, they could buy you and trade you around like Pokemon cards.

  23. jrzmommy

    22–Yes if this was the 17th and 18th century and they were rich plantation owners, they could buy and sell and trade us. But it’s not so they can’t.

  24. misanthrope

    @22… Oh, so that makes them worthy. I keep forgetting… extreme wealth means *better than*.

  25. CDob

    Yeah, this list does seem strangely outdated. I can think of several, if not half, of the people on this list who are a little washed up by now (Mariah, Janet, Julia, Olsens)…I guess the moral is that they were established enough over the last few years to have a large amount of wealth, as opposed to the new, flash in the pan celebs like ScarJo, Lindsay, et al.

  26. danielle

    What happened to Bill Gates? Dude looks like a lady. Hell, he could pass for a woman far better than any of those “things” listed above.

    Excluding Oprah.

  27. Damn, women suck at making money if this is the top list. Oh that’s right….they make less than men! Awesome!

  28. jrzmommy

    Mariah and Janet at least have done something in the last 5 years. Albeit the stuff they’ve done has caused me to grind my teeth in my sleep and has brough on fits of uncontrollable GI spasms………but at least they’ve worked. Sandra Bullock?

  29. chippedbeef

    I love that the Olsen twins are considered one person. They should have listed them as Michelle Tanner instead.

  30. anothershityear

    judging by list-entry 16, this list also includes post-operatives

    and about list-entry 11, what have the chimps done lately? aren’t they living off royalties too?

  31. HollyJ

    lol @ 15

    29- I was just thinking “Twins? Twins are two people. Shouldn’t they take up two slots?” I bet they get sooooo tired of being referred to as The O Twins

    That’s ok – One will be dead from starvation soon, and then it will be The Olsen ::::silence:::::

  32. anothershityear

    #29 lmao
    thx for pointing that out, they’re even more pathetic than i initially realized

    they also could have been listed as
    “bubbles’ siamese-twin sister”

    (sorry, conjoined, fucking political-correctness)

  33. jrzmommy

    ps–Oprah is showing us how big Rich’s Chorizo is!!!!!!!

  34. RichPort

    #17 – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… You fucking rule, Slim.

    #33 – Jrz, I’d blush, but I hear it’s impolite to blush at the truth so I’ll just say thanks. Oh yeah folks… Oprah swallows like a fluffer at a gangbang.

  35. XeoRad

    This list is pathetic. Soon enough we’ll be seeing “The wife of the Geico caveman”

  36. XeoRad

    And she would be hotter than most of this list……

  37. Judge Judy’s contract is for 35 mil? Damn, I always liked her but I dodn’t know she was that cool. Not to mention she’s probably the most entertaining person on that list.

  38. GeannaSparrow

    …Jennifer Aniston? Wtf? Well, I shall throw myself into self-pity, ta see if I make some money, too.

  39. anothershityear

    #15 concur with #28, lmao and it’s an accurate assessment

    amazing that most of these women are either manly or just plain old unattractive

    how the FUCK is g. bunch-in-her-pants making more than a. lima or a. ambrosio?
    are supermodels being paid in ugly-bucks now??

    and judge judy is categorized as a “woman”???? there’s gotta be a more appropriate list that she can go under..

    gotta disagree with n. kidman though #15
    10 years ago, she was smokin’!!

  40. anothershityear

    oops #31 not 28.
    dealing with too many fucking numbers today.

  41. 86

    When is Oprah going to do something wrong?

  42. jesseeca

    now is the wealth of the twins combined, because then the should be spilt up and moved down the list. if not, then they should be tied at #11 and the SF would be correct…Renee Zellweger would get bumped.

    and who really knows if Oprah is a woman with all that make-up & fake hair. Then again, that could be any celebrity.

  43. Lowlands

    Insane Bitch!!

  44. karifarrell

    I LOVE that Paris Hilton is not on the list. She does NOT entertain me, well except for the ridiculously stupid things she does that gets her on this site….
    Well, maybe they don’t consider her rich since most of her wealth is family money? But then again didn’t I just read somewhere that she was getting a couple million dollars just to APPEAR AT A PARTY?!? And she apparently has an album out and she’s been in movies, and that retarded reality tv show, so I just figured she’d be on the list. I mean they put Giselle on there, and how is she an “enertainer”? I’m confused…

  45. ResidentX

    This list is BS. MONEY IS MONEY not matter how you get it or how old you are. We need to see the really female powers…not just the “working” ones.

  46. jrzmommy

    What kind of really female powers? Like, the super dooper eyelash-batting powers of Betty Boop?

  47. cole007

    jrzmommy, you are Hilarious, and comic genius. The Olsen Twins are (Gelphlings!!!)

  48. Lowlands

    All gay-people luv jrzmami.

  49. Lowlands

    (48)I’m surprised this wasn’t censored!

  50. jrzmommy

    Who the fuck is jrzmami?

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