Forbes: Hollywood's Highest-Earning Women


By Lacey Rose,

From Judge Judy to Lady Gaga, the best-paid entertainers collectively banked $835 million last year.

Hollywood's leading ladies have plenty to boast about financially, until you compare their pay checks to those of their male counterparts.

Fair or not, the entertainment industry's highest-earning men collectively raked in an estimated $1.2 billion between June 1, 2009, and June 1, 2010, compared to the $835 million the women pulled down during the same period. In fact, after Oprah Winfrey, who at $315 million out-earned everyone -- male or female -- Hollywood's second-best-paid woman, Beyoncé Knowles, would place ninth on the men's list. And the remaining top-earning females wouldn't have placed at all.

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