What celebrities earned in 2007


Parade Magazine has just released their annual “Who earns what” issue, with a healthy dose of celeb salaries. For all the press you hear about Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, she didn’t rake in nearly as much money as I would have thought. I was pretty sure that she’d rival Oprah or something, but that’s hardly the case. Miley brought in a respectable $18.2 million last year. Certainly nothing to sneeze at. But that’s chump change compared to Oprah’s $260 million. Keep in mind we’re not talking about net worth here, we’re just talking about what they earned in a year. Here are a few other celebs’ 2007 earnings, just to make you feel badly.

Miley Cyrus: $18.2 million
• Katherine Heigl: $11 million
• Jessica Alba: $9 million
• Dr. Phil McGraw: $90 million
• Steven Spielberg: $110 million
• Ryan Seacrest: $12 million
• Mariska Hargitay: $7 million
• Trouble (Leona Helmsley’s dog): $12 million
• Tiger Woods: $115 million
• Jeff Foxworthy: $10 million
• Oprah Winfrey: $260 million
• Mary-Kate Olsen: $17 million
• Gisele Bundchen: $33 million
• Scarlett Johansson: $5 million
• Eli Manning: $11.5 million
• 50 Cent: $33 million
• Carrie Underwood: $7 million

[From the Huffington Post]

It’s a weird day when I sit around feeling sorry for Scarlett Johansson. She’s the bottom earner on that list I’m a little pissed off about Leona Helmsley’s dog, but I can deal with it. But more than anything, I was confused by Jeff Foxworthy’s appearance at all. Do people still find him funny? I thought he stopped being relevant at least ten years ago. But apparently if you can recycle the same seven jokes long enough, you can do pretty well for yourself.


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  1. headache says:

    In a perfect world these would be teachers, firefighters and police officers . . .

    But even in this imperfect world I am horrified to find the Katherine Heigl’s whiney ass makes more than Mariska Hargitay.

  2. xiaoecho says:

    So, Leona Helmsleys’ dog earns 12 million a year

    Can you imagine how much could be done for animal shelters with 11 million?

  3. xxx says:

    There’s no way that can be correct. Scar-jo making only 5 mil? I don’t think so….

  4. Laine says:

    I just have to say, I love Jeff Foxworthy…I find him very entertaining, and I’m 18. I also know that most poeple my age still find him hilarious…so I guess he is still relavent.

  5. Bellatrix says:

    It is nice to see (god, I hope this won’t come off as racist because it most certainly is NOT meant so) that the biggest earners in the United States of America are black people, knowing that there hasn’t even ever been a black president in that contry.

    Odd fact : Mary-Kate Olsen made the list but not Ashley? How come she got 17 million dollars (I doubt that her appearances on Weeds would have cost so much but who knows…)?

  6. Herman B says:

    wow. i saw oprah’s show last night about gays and lesbians. is this world insane or what. homophobes, don’t like gays or lesbians, but they rationalize their occasional incest at every chance they get. how crazy is that.

    i bet the homophobes would change their tune, if gays and lesbians pursued their homophobic lust for incest.

  7. judi says:

    Dr Phil made 90 mil? Thats really good for a guy who doesn’t even have a degree in phychiatry.

  8. Tina says:

    The world is just so unfair.

    People around the world are literally dying of hunger and Oprah is making 260 MILLION a year.
    Yes, she donates a lot of money, but it just shouldn’t be like that. She should not be earning 260 Million.

  9. Sam says:

    Why shouldn’t Oprah make 260 million dollars a year?

    If I could I’d like to make 260 Million dollars a year too. Sounds like jelousy speaking.

  10. Megan says:

    I hope Oprah plans on donating 259 million dollars to charity.

  11. Hollz says:

    Scarlett Johansson only made 5 mil, because she was only in one movie in ’07, the nanny diaries

  12. daisy says:

    Oprah made her money she can spend it anyway she wants . If you don’t want her to be so rich don’t buy what shes $ellling

  13. mollination says:

    How is Dr. Phil making more than Seacrest? Every time I turn to any media outlet…he’s there. He’s in my inbox, on Fox, E!, on the radio, on the magazine, on the billboards, jesus god!!! That man works his ass off! How is dr. phil making 80 million MORE than him?!?

  14. adnil says:

    There isn’t a celebrity in this world; television personality, athlete, movie star who should be earning $5 million or more. It’s outrageous- the world’s going to H-E- double toothpicks.

    The people who should be earning more money (not millions) are the teachers, social workers, etc. among the lowest paid of professionals. They make a real difference. What are people like Mary Kate, Dr. Phil, Jeff F. doing to improve this world?

  15. Kevin says:

    I wouldn’t say most of these people EARNED that money,,,however this is what they were paid. Where is my boy J to the Z on that list. I wanna see how his cheese stacked up to the big O. I believe she has him beat.