Forbes’ “Highest Paid Celebrities” List 2012 (Top 20)

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao made it to the Top 20 of Forbes’ list of highest paid celebrities.

Oprah leads the list for the 4th consecutive year. The list was based on estimates of upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work that were gathered from talk with managers, agents and lawyers.

The Top 20:

1. Oprah Winfrey — $160 million
2. Michael Bay — $160 million
3. Steven Spielberg — $130 million
4. Jerry Bruckheimer — $115 million
5. Dr. Dre — $110 million
6. Tyler Perry — $105 million
7. Howard Stern — $95 million
8. James Patterson — $94 million
9. George Lucas — $90 million
10. Simon Cowell — $90 million
11. Glenn Beck — $80 million
12. Elton John — $80 million
13. Tom Cruise — $75 million
14. Dick Wolf — $70 million
15. Rush Limbaugh — $69 million
16. Manny Pacquiao — $67 million
17. Dr. Phil — $64 million
18. Donald Trump — $63 million
19. Ryan Seacrest — $59 million
20. Britney Spears — $58 million
Tiger Woods — $58 million

Pacquiao is included on this list because he is a celebrity (in the Philippines). He ranks number 2, next to Floyd Mayweather Jr., in the highest paid athletes.