Spielberg Tops Highest-Paid Celebrities List

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Steven Spielberg, the director famous for blockbuster films such as 2005’s “War of the Worlds” and 1982’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” was last year’s highest-paid celebrity, Forbes magazine has reported, with an estimated earnings of $340 million — the equivalent of more than $10 a second.

A radio personality, Howard Stern, took home the second place spot with an estimated $308 million, and the

“Star Wars” franchise creator, George Lucas, took third with about $240 million, Forbes said.

The “Harry Potter” series author, J.K. Rowling, was the only non-American on the list, with an estimated income of $77 million. Ms. Rowling wrote the bestselling book in America last year, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which sold more than 7 million copies.

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