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Meet Forbes' HIGHEST PAID celebrities of 2013

Last updated on: August 27, 2013 18:59 IST

Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters

Forbes' highest earning celebrities list of 2013 features some of the most successful stars from Hollywood films and television.

Pop star Lady Gaga, who put up a scintillating performance at the recently concluded Video and Music Awards, rounds off the top 10 list with $80 million in earnings.

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9. Jerry Bruckheimer

Image: Jerry Bruckheimer
Photographs: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Sharing the spot with Gaga is blockbuster series Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who earned $80 million in the past year too.

8. Michael Bay

Image: Michael Bay
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Transformers director Michael Bay may never get a thumbs-up from film critics but the numbers speak for themselves.

Bay raked in $82 million between 2012-2013, and stands at number eight.

7. Glenn Beck

Image: Glenn Beck
Photographs: Harrison McClary/Reuters

Founder of news portal The Blaze, Glenn Beck made it to number seven in the list with his $90 million in annual income.

6. James Patterson

Image: James Patterson
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Arguably one of the most successful authors of his time -- he has 29 titles on the e-book bestseller list -- James Patterson figures at number six with $91 million in annual earnings.

5. Howard Stern

Image: Howard Stern
Photographs: Stephen Chernin/Reuters

Television show host and radio personality Howard Stern raked in $95 million in the past year.

He'll also draw a remuneration of $15 million as a judge on America's Got Talent.

4. E L James

Image: E L James
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Playboy

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E L James figures at fourth spot with $95 million in earnings.

A film adaptation of her book will be out in theatres soon.

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3. Simon Cowell

Image: Simon Cowell
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Talent scout and founder of X-Factor and Got Talent reality shows, Simon Cowell is a force to be reckoned with at $95 million.

2. Steven Spielberg

Image: Steven Spielberg
Photographs: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg made a 100 million dollars in the past year.

A share of his earnings comes from the Universal theme parks.

1. Madonna

Image: Madonna
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Her newest album may have failed to find favours but Madonna proved that she is still the queen bee with a top spot in this list.

The singing icon made a whopping $125 million in the past year.

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