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Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Women of 2012

October 2, 2012 (7:26 am) GMT
Oprah and Britney lead the list of Hollywood's female money makers that include Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, Lady GaGa and Katy Perry.
Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Women of 2012

and are the biggest female money makers in Hollywood. According to Forbes in its 2012 list of highest-paid women, the former bags a whooping $165 million in the past twelve months, while the latter pockets an estimated $58 million.

Although her OWN network has suffered disappointing ratings and multi-million dollar loss, Oprah continues to pull in lots of money, thanks to her Harpo productions that created popular shows like "Dr. Phil", "" and "The Dr. Oz Show".

Sitting at the runner-up place, Britney gets her money from "" tour across the globe and her endorsement deals with top brands including Elizabeth Arden. With her recent multi-million dollar deal as "" judge, she most likely becomes the one who will take over the hot spot if Oprah steps down from the throne next year.

sits at No. 3 with $57 million, and share the fourth position with $53 million each, and follow with $52 million each, and , and Judge Judy Sheindlin tie with $45 million.

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