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Only a bona fide superstar can parlay a moment's stardom into a long and lucrative career. And even that's not enough to land a coveted spot on Forbes' first-ever listing of the 20 Richest Women in Entertainment. For that, you'd need a minimum net worth of $45 million.

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Rank: 1
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

Reared in poor, rural Mississippi, Oprah today is the richest woman in entertainment and the only black female billionaire.

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Rank: 2
Net Worth: $1 Billion

The one-time single mom on welfare is the brains behind 'Harry Potter', one of the most successful book franchises in history.

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Rank: 13
Net Worth: $95 Million

Since Judge Judy debuted in 1996, the irascible former family court judge continues to dominate the daytime reality courtroom genre, spawning countless copycats.

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Rank: 17
Net Worth: $65 Million

The stand-up comic starred in her own hit show, 'Ellen', in the mid-1990s, and then brought her talent to the talk show circuit in 2003.

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Rank: 10
Net Worth: $110 Million

Aniston and her 'Friends' castmates set a record deal for a TV sitcom: $1 million each per episode. Her film career has been hit or miss

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