Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes' Female Entertainers List

The entertainer is ahead of Lady Gaga and Judge Judy.

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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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