Oprah Winfrey named top earning female in Forbes list

New York: TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has emerged as the highest earning female in Hollywood, raking in USD 315 million from her media empire. The talk show queen toppled singing divas like Beyonce Knowles, Lady Gaga and Madonna to top the rich list earning the whopping amount from her own chat show and magazine between June 2009 and June 2010, Contactmusic reported.

Winfrey, 56, made more money compared to other stars in the top five put together. Beyonce grabbed the second place with USD 89 million, Britney Spears came third banking USD 65 million, fourth place went to Gaga who has earned USD 64 million and Madonna ranked fifth with USD 59.9 million.

Newcomers under 30 made a big impression in top 10, with Gaga beating stalwarts including Sandra Bullock, the only actress on the list and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres. Teen sensation Miley Cyrus and country star Taylor Swift also made it to the top 10, with TV host Judge Judy rounding off the list.