PARADE'S What People Earn: Celebrity Salaries Revealed

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It's no secret that most celebs can't complain when it comes to their yearly earnings. How much do they actually make? Take a peek inside the paychecks of some of your favorite stars.*

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Charlie Sheen

$30 million

The 'Two and a Half Men' star may have had a few bumps in the road this year, but his bank account is still intact. The actor earned $30 million in 2010. How's that for winning?





Sandra Bullock

$56 million

Although Bullock has had a tough personal year, the Oscar-winning actress has most definitely come out on top financially, pulling in $56 million from her box office hits.





Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

$27.5 million and $28.5 million

Twilight's dreamy Robert Pattinson earned $27.5 million, while his co-star and rumored off-screen love Kristen Stewart raked in an impressive $28.5 million. That should make for one memorable date night!





Oprah Winfrey

$315 million

Talk isn't cheap, after all! Talk show queen and network owner Oprah Winfrey earned $315 million.






Lady Gaga

$62 million

The 'Born This Way' singer entertained the world last year, earning a $62 million nest egg.






Dr. Phil McGraw

$80 million

Just what the doctor ordered! Dr. Phil McGraw took home $80 million from his day job.





Chelsea Handler

$19 million

The talk-show host makes audiences laugh daily, but she's laughing all the way to the bank with $19 million in her pocket.






Ryan Seacrest and Donald Trump

$51 million and $50 million

A few years ago, would you ever have guessed that Ryan Seacrest would out-earn The Donald? It's close, but Seacrest brought home $51 million, while Donald Trump earned "just" $50 million.





Beyonce and Jay-Z

$87 million and $63 million

Wonder if there's any salary competition in Beyonce and Jay Z's house? Beyonce out-earned her hubby last year, with $87 million, while Jay brought home a cool $63 million.




* Sources include Forbes, TV Guide and Vanity Fair


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WALTER SWOR

Oprah Winfrey
what a piece of s#$@

March 15 2011 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommie Smith

Oprah is priceless. She deserves more!! I love her. She is so genuine. What a Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Spider

her own sister hadnt seen her for thirty years until she found her yeah great woman

March 15 2011 at 9:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Katie and Derek

The only way that these people can earn such big money is by people willing to pay money to see them or hear them. As a fan of Frank Sinatra, years ago while he was performing at the 'Copa' in New York a friend asked me, "how can they pay him $500,000 a week?" Because he earns it I told my friend, if he didn't he would'nt get it.----It is all so simple, if some one is paying him or her, you can also be sure they are making money also. And as long as people pay to see or watch, they will continue to earn this kind of money.

March 15 2011 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sryanmichael2

Sandra Bullock is pretty.

March 15 2011 at 12:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chrisryans

Two words come to mind, OVER PAID!

March 15 2011 at 12:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ssukie65

Like sports figures, "stars" make way too much money. And if I sound envious....well, I wouldn't trade places with them. All that money just get's them in trouble most of the time. Make's you kinda' feel sorry for them...huh? NOT!!!!

March 14 2011 at 11:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
acceso

The redistribution of wealth in America is from the poor to the rich. No middle class. It is like the 1900 ERA all over again. Get smart and stop supporting the rich and infamous upper class who send our men and women to war. Where are their benefits a good funeral with taps or a trip to the VA hospital. The rich make the big bucks because we are the suckers that give it to them.

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March 14 2011 at 9:57 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
antrich4000

The talk that there is redistribution of income in America or that the rich are taxed or burdened too much clearly does not seem to be the case when you see the massive earnings of some of these people. And then, today we have, many middle and lower classes struggling just to get by; indeed, seems to me, redistribution of income is the other way around. I do not begrudge these people their massive earnings, what upsets me is the false claims, especially by republicans, that the upper classes are overburdened and overtaxed by our society and that somehow, this is socialism, which is hardly the case. Frankly, I would rather not hear about the money these people make, what I would rather hear about, and what would make me proud about this country, is growing numbers of people making 50-100K a year, which does not seem to be the case anymore. Because this is the middle class, and it is the growth, in numbers, of the middle class, that tells us about the real economic health of this country, and that really makes this country great for all.

March 14 2011 at 9:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
antrich4000

The talk that there is redistribution of income in America or that the rich are taxed or burdened too much clearly does not seem to be the case when you see the massive earnings of some of these people. And then, today we have, many middle and lower classes struggling just to get by; indeed, seems to me, redistribution of income is the other way around. I do not begrudge these people their massive earnings, what upsets me is the false claims, especially by republicans, that the upper classes are overburdened and overtaxed by our society and that somehow, this is socialism, which is hardly the case. Frankly, I would rather not hear about the money these people make, what I would rather hear about, and what would make me proud about this country, is growing numbers of people making 50-100K a year, which does not seem to be the case anymore. Because this is the middle class, and it is the growth, in numbers, of the middle class, that tells us about the real economic health of this country, and that really makes this country great for all.

March 14 2011 at 9:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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