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Celeb Salaries Revealed!

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The folks over at Parade have calculated the top moneymakers in their upcoming "What People Earn" issue and revealed the salaries of some of America's most famous celebs!

The issue features Jennifer Aniston, who earned $27 million over 2008 due to the surprise hit Marley & Me, on the cover, but Maniston's wages don't hold a candle to 2008's top earner: Barbie!

Barbie and Mattel brought in a whopping $3.3 billion for the year!

That's a whole lotta plastic boobies!

Parade spilled the deets of some of our favorite celebs' salaries, with Britney Spears raking in a modest $2.25 million and Beyonce earning a phenomenal $80 million!!

Tween idol Taylor Swift even topped Brit Brit by making $5.5 million for the year!

Funnywoman and 30 Rock star Tina Fey was able to earn $4.6 million, but her former SNL cast mate Will Ferrell blew her figure out of the park, bringing in $31 million in 2008 alone!

Speaking of blowing out of the park, perpetual playboy for the Yankees A-Rod brought in $34 million for the year, making him currently the top earning player in baseball.

Parade then compared the celebs' salaries to those of the average American and found that celebrities earned 115 times more than your average Joe in 2008!


Not the greatest news to hear in the middle of a recession!

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55 comments to “Celeb Salaries Revealed!”

  1. 1

    And sadly, Perez was not on the list.

  2. 2

    Impressive for a bunch of overpaid puppets whos job is to basically lip sinc the lines that the scrip writers give them.

  3. 3

    I say the term "paid" is more accurate than "earned". Whatever the term is, I say good for them.

  4. 4

    The entertainment industry in Hollywood is on thin ice. Producers and actors are fighting over the millions while the people who support the industry are starving.
    They are cutting the pay to the "little people" and the chief of police in LA is even trying to cut out the retired cops that make a buck off this shit! You know, the cool looking old guys with the shiny boots on the nice Harley's stopping traffic for a shot? Those guys! Ridiculous!
    The State of CA is fucking over Hollywood as well.
    Little to no tax incentives.
    The list goes on and on.
    I wonder how much the fans know about this stuff.
    Google it! Check it out!

  5. 5


  6. 6

    Oh wow…

  7. 7

    thats all bull crap.

  8. 8


  9. 9

    Hey Perez, how much do you make??

  10. 10

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – no but you should be

  11. 11

    Wow! how did beyonce do that? her album came out pretty late in 2008 so that can't be it all..

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Yes..this is a fucked up society we live in while the people who teach are children are being laid off and paid poverty wages.

  14. 14

    Fame and fortune wanted.

  15. 15

    It's not celebrities' fault that the average Joe is so untalented and dimwitted. Personally, I blame Coca-Cola.

  16. 16

    How do they know how much people earn? Do they track down all their income tax records? Or are they going by he said, she said, she made this amount of money?

  17. 17

    Looks like Lindsay Lohan will never make this list. She's just disappeared… for good this time after an intervention. www.thomaspeep.com

  18. 18

    115 times more than average Joe? I would think it would be more like 1.5 million times average Joe.
    Go to ipetitions.com/petition/montag/signatures.html and sign the petition to end Heidi and Spencers MTV career!

  19. 19

    Re: Sylvesterr – She's been in a movie or two I believe, I'm sure she demanded millions for that.

  20. 20

    godddd. our society's values are ass-backwards

  21. 21


  22. 22

    must be nice!

  23. 23

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – Most of his jack is tips from workin' the Glory Hole away.

  24. 24

    yay, Beyoncé!

  25. k-lee says – reply to this


    Who cares.

  26. 26

    Paris Hilton should be on there. If she's gonna pay like $300,000 for a diamond dashboard for her pink Bentley, then she's gotta be makin some $$$! :)

  27. 27

    outrageous salaries for shit. and teachers and nurses get nothing. society…

  28. 28

    Beyonce the diva is getting money bow down bitches

  29. 29

    It's so aggravating.

    The "average joe" are the people who are either working to the bone, unable to find a job, or losing their job/getting laid off. There are people out there who might die tommorow on the street because they have no food or water.

    and here these people are on Robertson blvd, complaining about paparazzi, earning thousands and thousands of dollars alone for a 30 second to 1 minute commercial


  30. 30

    And yet the hottie NASCAR driver that is Kasey Kahne made more than half those people, not counting endorsements and signings and all that extra stuff. Woo. :D

  31. 31

    Re: Candace – 30 That is so true! The average Joe's are also the backbone of the entertainment industry and the actors and producers really don't give a fuck about them.

  32. 32

    Uhm haven't you been listening Perez, the economy is stabilizing.

  33. CaraC says – reply to this


    Class warfare will get us all killed. Want everyone to make the same amount of money? That leads to policies like they have in Cuba, where a meal of rice and beans costs half your daily salary, where you get miserable ration cards that barely keep you alive, where you're lucky to have a car from the 1950s.
    When you have FREEDOM, some people will be RICH. They will work harder, longer, smarter, be braver, more creative, have more talent, be able to do something society finds more valuable, be more willing to move, sacrifice, risk, put themselves out there, network, to get more marketable skills, to just keep trying and failing until one day they succeed. When you remove the incentive, most people will stop working so hard. Why bother?

    It's true that some people will be born to rich families or just get lucky. But it's also true that rich kids and lottery winners often blow their fortunes.
    The rest of us can live perfectly happy lives without being rich, as long as we are FREE.
    As for an economic crisis, that's what savings, family, friends, unemployment insurance, temporary welfare, and charity are for.
    When you look to the government to regulate fairness, history has shown that you do not spread the wealth. You just end up spreading poverty and injustice for all.

  34. 34


  35. 35

    boo hoo …

  36. 36

    the crazy guy with the beard - is that santa?
    hey santa, show me the money!

  37. 37

    Re: AbrahamLinc
    Totally AGREE!!

  38. 38

    Look at her Perez, Anyston is there, in the center of all of them, making great money…I wonder how much money your whore Angelina made…She is not on the list? Maybe people are tired of CREAZY!

  39. 39

    Perez was no where to be found and he has the biggest blog site in the universe.

  40. 40

    Beyonce makes way too much for what little talent she has. I wish i knew who she let fuck her up the ass for that money, so i can call them up

  41. 41

    Where is the outrage from Barack and Barney or is it just that they hate Wall Street.

  42. 42

    I agree CaraC….what bullshit…If they make that much they need to give at least 20% to the needy in the world….look in your own back yard USA your backyard is fucked up real bad…OPEN YOUR EYES

  43. 43

    That margin isn't anywhere near what those big CEO's make. Look into it, the big time CEO's make approx 500 times what their average employee makes.

  44. 44

    They dont deserve this amount of money

  45. 45

    THis is disgusting. There are doctor's out there doing heart transplants, kidney transplants. THese assholes deserve this amount of money? I dont think so. Somebody should do something about these idiots making all this money. IT's ridiculous. Give the money to the people who really do something to make a difference.

  46. 46

    I am so jelious

  47. 47

    i find it quite amazing that a 19 year old girl would be making 5.5 million when my 19 yr old brother works at the ice den and makes 100 dollars hah!

  48. 48

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT
    eat my cock trick

  49. 49

    i love how u purposefully failed to bold Jen's name –but she's still the cover woman! buahahaha

    hurts when ur "enemy" makes more than u will ever see, right Perez?

  50. Laxer says – reply to this


    I bet Perez was on the list of top earners just from the sale of Faboosh tshirts alone. That product sure took the country by storm.

  51. 51

    compared to the others britney didnt do so well, im surprised

  52. 52

    I have a feeling that Britney's amount earned (she kind of works [semi singing to record an album and performing constitutes work, right?]) will rapidly increase this year. She just came out with an album that's already gone platinum and she's had a sold out tour.

  53. 53

    How did Beyonce get 80 mil?? Thats insane! And the other singers on the list don't even get 10. lol

  54. 54

    Beyonce made more than any other singer because she doesn't only sing.

    Her Hubby made $82 mil.

  55. 55

    people in the show biz are wayyyyy overpaid. the average "Joe" works way harder than all of them yet still doesn't earn a portion of that of what an actor does. I WONDER WHY OUR ECONOMY BLOWS????