When it comes to bringing in bank, the following stars know exactly what they're doing.
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According to Forbes' 2012 list of Hollywood's highest-paid females, numero uno is Oprah Winfrey!
The queen of talk pulled in an estimated $165 million in one year alone! From May 2011 through May 2012 she earned that much moolah thanks to her OWN network and O magazine.
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Britney Spears comes in second on the list with earnings of $58 million during the same time frame, thanks to her Femme Fatale tour, The X Factor and a new album. The X Factor judge had some close competition: Taylor Swift was right behind her at $57 million. The 22-year-old crooner brought in big bucks thanks to her Speak Now tour and singles such as her Hunger Games track. Riding the wave of those successes, shes' going to release her latest album, Red, this month.
Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres tied for fourth place with $53 million. Rihanna stays relevant by connecting to her fans via social media, whereas Ellen is expanding her empire by launching Bethenny Frankel's new talk show and doing ads for J.C. Penney.
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Another tie occurred in fifth place, where Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez both raked in $52 million during those 12 months. Mother Monster built upon her nest egg thanks to the Born This Way album and tour, and J.Lo hot the road as well, in addition to judging American Idol and her Fiat commercials.
Gisele Bundchen earned $45 million and landed next on the list, followed by Katy Perry at $45 million and Judge Judy, also at $45 million.
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