American Forbes put their hands inside A-list celebrities’ pockets to count the income and made a list of the 100 richest, most popular and the most successful showbiz persona overall.

It was a year of conquest in Hollywood. The worldwide box office soared to a record $25.8 billion, buoyed by global blockbusters like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Sony’s Da Vinci Code. reclaimed her title as the mightiest force in music, thanks to her record-breaking Confessions tour, which drew over a million fans and generated $195 million in ticket sales. And golf ace banked $100 million, more in a single year than any athlete in history.”

1 $275 million

2 $115 million

3 $14 million

4 $80 million

5 $50 million

6 $72 milion

7 $82 million

8 The Police $115 million

9 $300 million

10 $20 million

11 $80 million

12 $44 million

13 $130 million

14 $50 million

15 David Letterman $45 million

16 LeBron James $38 million

17 $27 million

18 $45 million

19 $39 million

20 Phil Mickelson $45 million

21 $40 million

22 $72 million

23 Roger Federer $35 million

24 Alex Rodriguez $34 million

25 Jerry Seinfeld $85 million

To see the rest of the 100 best paid celebrities visit Forbes.com

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