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: