Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling and Martha Stewart Top Forbes First-Ever List of the 20 Richest Women in Entertainment

E! Entertainment To Air One-Hour Special About The List On January 20

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oprah Winfrey tops the new Forbes list of The 20 Richest Women in Entertainment, with an estimated $1.5 billion in amassed earnings over her career, followed by J.K. Rowling and Martha Stewart, with $1 billion and $638 million, respectively.

To make the list, available at www.forbes.com/womenstars, these working female megastars needed a minimum net worth of $45 million amassed over the course of their careers.

Forbes 20 Richest Women In Entertainment:

1) Oprah Winfrey                   $1.5B
2) J.K. Rowling                    $  1B
3) Martha Stewart                  $638M
4) Madonna                         $325M
5) Celine Dion                     $250M
6) Mariah Carey                    $225M
7) Janet Jackson                   $150M
8) Julia Roberts                   $140M
9) Jennifer Lopez                  $110M
10) Jennifer Aniston               $110M
11) Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen     $100M
12) Britney Spears                 $100M
13) Judge Judy (Sheindlin)         $ 95M
14) Sandra Bullock                 $ 85M
15) Cameron Diaz                   $ 75M
16) Gisele Bundchen                $ 70M
17) Ellen DeGeneres                $ 65M
18) Nicole Kidman                  $ 60M
19) Christina Aguilera             $ 60M
20) Renee Zellweger                $ 45M

Forbes and E! Entertainment teamed up for a one-hour TV special about the list, which premieres on Saturday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET. For more, visit:



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