Forbes’ has released its annual list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Women and media mogul Oprah Winfrey and singing sensation Rihanna have topped the list. Both women have had a very busy year juggling multiple projects but it seems their hard work has paid off.
The Oprah Winfrey Show is off the air, but the former talk show queen still landed the number one spot, banking $165 million this past year. Winfrey, who is the CEO and founder of OWN, recently signed a partnership with producer and filmmaker Tyler Perry to create new scripted programming for the network. Although the network was once suffering from low ratings, OWN is steadily growing. The recent premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life grabbed the network’s highest debut ratings yet.
Rihanna landed in the top five of the list with $53 million in total earnings. The Barbados-born entertainer’s revenue came from a mix of tours, album sales and endorsement deals including Nivea and VitaCoco. According to Forbes, Rihanna’s 85-date tour and her perfume Reb’l Fleur added millions to her net worth.
Other celebs who made the list include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.