The 55 year old Pop star Madonna was the highest earning celebrity over the past year, made an estimated $125m, according to Forbes. It was the most money Madonna has made in a single year since it began tracking earnings in 1999.
Directory Steven Spielberg was at number two with $100m. Most of his earnings came from his back catalogue of film hits such as ET and Jurassic Park – which has just been released in 3D to mark its 20th anniversary – as well as last year’s Oscar winning Lincoln.
Forbes compiles its annual list of celebrity earnings using input from agents, managers, producers and others to calculate its estimates for each celebrity’s entertainment-related earnings.