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Steven Spielberg Among Top-Earning Celebrities

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(NEW YORK) — After all these years, Steven Spielberg is still raking in the dough. He is among the notable names on Forbes‘ 2013 list of the top-earning celebrities.


Spielberg ranks second on the list, having earned an estimated $100 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Much of that total comes from the money he continues to make off his past work, although he did direct the Oscar-winning 2012 film Lincoln. He is also an executive producer of the hit CBS drama Under the Dome.


Simon Cowell and 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James also rank in the top five; they each made 95 million bucks between June 2012 and June 2013.


Madonna leads the way, with $125 million in estimated earnings.


Here is Forbes’ list of the top-earning celebrities:


1. Madonna, $125 million

2. Steven Spielberg, $100 million

3T. Simon Cowell, $95 million

3T. E.L. James, $95 million

3T. Howard Stern, $95 million

6. James Patterson, $91 million

7. Glenn Beck, $90 million

8. Michael Bay, $82 million

9T. Jerry Bruckheimer, $80 million

9T. Lady Gaga, $80 million


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