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Oprah Named Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity for Fourth Year

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey has topped the Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity list for a fourth straight time with earnings of $165 million over the past year ending in May.

Oprah landed on top of the Forbes list of highest paid celebrities for a fourth time in a row despite leaving her long running talk show to focus on her OWN network. Oprah earned $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012 to rank her at the top of the Forbes list.

Rounding out the top three on the newly released Forbes list were Transformers director Michael Bay with $160 million and Steven Spielberg at $130 million.

Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon took in over $1 billion at the box office while Spielberg broke the bank with Tintin and War Horse over the past year.

For the full list of highest paid celebrities, visit Forbes.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!