Forbes has announced its list of the Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment. That Oprah Winfrey tops said list is a given. But Judge Judy coming in at No. 13, ahead of Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Gisele Bundchen, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, and Renee Zellweger is… freakin’ awesome. (Though we suspect they’ll all get more screen time than her when E! counts down the list in a one-hour special premiering Jan. 20.) As for Nos. 2 through 12, they are: J.K. Rowling, Martha Stewart, Madonna, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, the Olsen Twins and Britney Spears.
Another interesting tidbit to note: when Forbes asked people "Who will make the most from the great beyond?" to coincide with its unisex list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, Oprah did not top the list. (Enjoy it while you can, Winfrey!) That dubious honor went to Paul McCartney, followed closely by George Lucas. Hey, what’s Rowling, chopped liver? If there’s anyone who’s not going to let a little thing like death crimp her earning power, it’s the creator of Harry Potter.