Madonna Beats Steven Spielberg in Forbes Top-Earning Celebs List

Madonna Beats Steven Spielberg in Forbes Top-Earning Celebs List

She may have already earned the title of the Queen of Pop long ago, but this year Madonna has ascended her throne on the top of Forbes top-earning celebrities list.

Grabbing an estimated $125 million for the period between June 2012 to June 2013, the 55-year-old icon rocketed ahead of Steven Spielberg, who ended up at #2 with about $100 million.

Her massive success comes mostly thanks to her MDNA world tour, which grossed $305 million, with merchandise sales and other business ventures making up the rest.

Rounding out the top ten were Simon Cowell, EL James, Howard Stern, author James Patterson, Glen Beck, Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Lady Gaga.