madonna forbes 2013 highest earning celeb gi Madonna, Steven Spielberg top Forbes' list of highest earning celebritiesMadonna‘s “MDNA” album may not have been the pop legend’s highest-selling album ever, but she doesn’t have anything to cry over. Her tour and merchandising profits earned her the top spot on Forbes‘ list of top earning celebrities, having earned $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

Coming in a relatively close second is superstar director and producer Steven Spielberg, earning an estimated $100 million. Tying for third place with $95 million each are author E.L. James, Howard Stern and Simon Cowell.

Rounding out the top 10 are author James Patterson with $91 million, Glenn Beck with $90 million, Michael Bay with $82 million, and Jerry Bruckheimer and Lady Gaga both with $80 million. Do any of these names surprise you?

Posted by:Billy Nilles