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Highest-Paid Men In Entertainment 2011

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Highest-Paid Men In Entertainment 2011

Forbes recently released its list of Entertainment’s highest-paid men, Tyler Perry, who has his own film and TV studio in Atlanta, ranks atop the list of Hollywood’s highest paid men, in a new ranking from Forbes.com that includes director Steven Spielberg and singer Elton John.

Perry topped the list by making $130 million from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the financial website, Forbes.com.

#1. Tyler Perry

2011 Earnings: $130 million

Actor/Producer/Director

Perry makes big money from his TV shows, “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne” as well as his movies.

#2. Jerry Bruckheimer

2011 Earnings: $113 million

Director/Producer

With the fourth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” which earned $1 billion worldwide, Bruckheimer had another hit this summer.

#3. Steven Spielberg

2011 Earnings: $107 million

Director/Producer

Spielberg will compete against himself this fall at the box office with the films “War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin.”

#4. Elton John

2011 Earnings: $100 million

Musician

John’s most recent tour grossed $204 million in 12 months.

#5. Simon Cowell

2011 Earnings: $90 million

Record executive, Television Producer/Personality

Cowell will be back on TV this fall with “The X Factor,” another music-contest show that will also feature “American Idol” alum Paula Abdul.

#6. James Patterson

2011 Earnings: $84 million

Author

Writer Patterson oversaw 20 best-selling books in 2010 alone. He works with a rotating group of co-authors to churn out books in his “Alex Cross” and “Women’s Murder Club” series.

#7. Dr. Phil McGraw

2011 Earnings: $80 million

Author/Talk show host

Dr. Phil is the most successful of Oprah’s proteges. He’s started creating his own little empire with a spin-off show called “The Doctors,” which is produced by his son Jay.

#8. Leonardo DiCaprio

2011 Earnings: $77 million

Actor

DiCaprio is the only actor to make our list thanks to two big movies in 2010: “Shutter Island” and “Inception,” which combined grossed $1.1 billion worldwid

#9. Howard Stern

2011 Earnings: $76 million

Radio personality

Stern has renewed with SiriusXM satellite radio through 2015 but analysts estimate he took a 20 percent cut on his new deal.

#10. Tiger Woods

2011 Earnings: $75 million

Professional golfer

Woods has struggled on — and off — the golf course since his 2009 personal problems but he’s still the world’s best-paid athlete.

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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