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Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes’ highest paid celebs list once again

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times –

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey may not have her daily syndicated talk show dumping truckloads of cash at her feet anymore, but with OWN and other ventures, she’s still bringing home enough to top Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth straight year.

Though the magazine estimates that Winfrey’s income dropped by $125 milllion last year, her total haul from May 2011 to May 2012 is estimated to be $165 million. She may not have the daily show, but she still produces “Dr. Phil,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Rachael Ray Show,” among others.

Following close on Winfrey’s heels is Michael Bay. Thanks to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s” $1.1 billion in box office worldwide (and Bay’s great deal for that film) as well as a cut of all Transformers toy sales, Bay took in an estimated $160 million last year.

Another filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, came in at No. 3, with $130 million, thanks in part to two films he directed, “The Adventures of Tintin” and “War Horse,” as well as the various TV shows and films he produced (including “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”).

Action producer Jerry Bruckheimer and music producer-rapper Dr. Dre round out the top five.

Other celebrities in the top 20 include Tyler Perry, Howard Stern, author James Patterson, George Lucas, Simon Cowell, Glenn Beck, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Dick Wolf, Rush Limbaugh, boxer Manny Pacquiao, Dr. Phil McGraw, Donald Trump and Ryan Seacrest, with Britney Spears and Tiger Woods tying for the last spot with an estimated $58 million each.

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