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Geez, these people are making some big $$$

Michael is the top sport earner in the world....

Michael Schumacher is the world's highest paid sportsman, at least according to Forbes Magazine in the United States. Schumacher's annual salary of $40m is well in excess of other, although golfer Tiger Woods is reckoned to earn around the same as Schumacher when merchandising and endorsements are taken into account. The two men are estimated to earn $80m a year. This put them fourth on the list of the world's highest paid celebrities behind actor/director Mel Gibson and TV presenter Oprah Winfrey (who both earned $210m in the last year) and novelist JK Rowling ($147m). Schumacher is ahead of such luminaries as director Steven Spielberg, actor Jim Carrey and singer Bruce Springsteen.
The other motor racing on the list are NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr, 18th with $20.1m and Jeff Gordon 23rd with $19.3m. Ralf Schumacher is reckoned to be 40th with $16m a year.

The magazine says that the totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees.
Despite being almost totally anonymous in the United States of America, Schumacher was ranked 16th in its annual Celebrity 100 list, which assesses the power of the celebrities by computing not only earnings but also media exposure.

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Can you believe Oprah made $210m
, for what????

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He's real good. I think he earned his money more than Oprah...
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He's real good. I think he earned his money more than Oprah...
Agree, Schumi is awesome...Even the other people on the list I can agree they either earned it or produced a product worth something but confused on the Oprah thing...

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Michael is the top sport earner in the world....
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Can you believe Oprah made $210m
, for what????

For keeping it real, girlfriend, for dispensing her cloying, self righteous, patronizing "spirituality" to her (largely) female audience, and providing a forum for whoever has a movie or book to sell at the moment!

The list does tell me one thing- our society in general will pay ANYTHING to be entertained or amused, and values that above most anything else. Would I be wrong in believing it says a lot of people are lacking something in their lives to some degree?
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shumi earns his $$..I guess

Oprah is the only person thats ever been on the cover of her "O" magazine right? kind of self centered

I never cared for her much..and even less now..thats a shithouse full of $$... free enterprise I guess

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And you have to admit one important thing- Schumacher literally puts his life on the line every time he gets into that Ferrari.

Tiger Woods and golf?
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Re: Re: Geez, these people are making some big $$$

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For keeping it real, girlfriend, for dispensing her cloying, self righteous, patronizing "spirituality" to her (largely) female audience, and providing a forum for whoever has a movie or book to sell at the moment!
I'm confused, I thought people who made themselves successful and RICH were the love babies of the Republicans! What's with all the hostility?

Oh, and the Democrats are trying to suppress the rich and take away all their money! Yeah, right! Because we all know there are no rich Democrats.

At least we have the Internet so Conservatives have some means to subvert the Liberal media conspiracy that's working overtime to keep them in their place!

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At least we have the Internet so Conservatives have some means to subvert the Liberal media conspiracy that's working overtime to keep them in their place!
Ummm, OK...

I get your heavy sarcasm, but why politicize this topic? I see this totally as an issue of top entertainment compensation.
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I'm confused

I agree!!!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Geez, these people are making some big $$$

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Ummm, OK...

I get your heavy sarcasm, but why politicize this topic? I see this totally as an issue of top entertainment compensation.
I guess I just read too many threads! When we have heavy sarcasm about taxing the rich in the same morning, I responded to the trend.

Besides, why do you get to have it both ways? Is it ok to work and make yourself rich or not?

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