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Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes' Female Entertainers List

The entertainer is ahead of Lady Gaga and Judge Judy.

Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes' list of richest female entertainers. (Getty)

Forbes magazine is reporting that Oprah Winfrey is the highest-earning woman in entertainment. The media mogul earned $290 million from May 2010 to May 2011, topping second-place earner Lady Gaga by $200 million. Bethenny Frankel came in third place with $55 million, thanks to her SkinnyGirl Margarita empire. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, country singer Taylor Swift and TV jurist Judge Judy Sheindlin all tied for fourth place with $45 million each. If you're wondering where Beyoncé Knowles falls on the list, she's ninth with $35 million.

Judge Judy is making $45 million? Wow, humiliating poor people pays wonderfully. Oprah Winfrey may be less visiblle because her talk show has ended, but her money is still doing a lot of talking.

Read more at the Boston Herald.

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