To anyone whose last name isn’t Trump, $18.2 million is an unimaginable amount of money to earn in one year. And yet, according to the latest edition of Parade magazine‘s annual "What People Earn" issue, that’s precisely what teen sensation Miley Cyrus pulled down — and she’s nowhere near the top of the list. In fact, many celebs on this year’s list earn several times what the Hannah Montana star brings home.
For example, Parade reports that underwear model and quarterback arm candy Gisele Bündchen apparently earns $33 million for looking good in skimpy clothes, the same amount of cash brought home by rapper 50 Cent.
And then there’s TV headshrinker Dr. Phil McGraw, who makes almost five times what Miley does, with an annual income around $90 million. Of course, he’s small change compared to the likes of mega-hit director Steven Spielberg ($110 million), golf superstar Tiger Woods ($115 million) and the queen of celebrity cash, Oprah Winfrey, who takes in a reported $260 million — more than twice as much as any of the other 17 celebrities on the list!
Meanwhile, there are those stars who are still working their way up to Hannah Montana millions. Scarlett Johansson may make a lot of movies, but she only made $5 million. Sexy mom-to-be Jessica Alba earns about half of Miley’s take, pulling in $9 million. And Katherine Heigl, who had a bang-up year with the double shot of Grey’s Anatomy and Knocked Up, is on the rise with $11 million.
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Of course, these celebs should have absolutely no reason to complain. The combined total of the 18 celebrities on Parade‘s list was 100 times more money than the total of the 112 normal, hard-working Americans on the list!
For even more from this year’s "What People Earn" special, check out Parade.com.