Madonna Tops Spielberg, Simon Cowell on Annual List of Highest-Paid Celebrities

"MDNA" singer Madonna took in a reported $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

Madonna is still living in the material world. In fact, now more so than ever.

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The "Ray of Light" singer tops Forbes' newly published list of highest-paid celebrities for 2013, raking in an estimated $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

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That put the singer above Steven Spielberg, who took second place with $100 million, and "X Factor" honcho Simon Cowell, who had an estimated $95 million haul (which tied with "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James and radio personality Howard Stern).

The 55-year-old singer's second-best haul on the annual Forbes list was in 2009, when she took in $110 million.

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According to Forbes, Madonna's first-place showing wasn't so much due to her most recent album, "MDNA," which sold fewer units than her previous album, "Hard Candy," but rather because of the accompanying tour, which grossed $305 million, Forbes said.

Read below for the Top 5 top-earning celebrities of 2013, per Forbes. For the full Top 10 list, visit Forbes.

1. Madonna, $125 million
2. Steven Spielberg, $100 million
3. Simon Cowell, $95 million 
4. E.L. James, $95 million
5. Howard Stern, $95 million