Miley Cyrus has a lot of things the rest of us don’t: a hit TV show, guaranteed sold-out concerts everywhere she goes, really great hair and, oh yeah, $18.2 million. That’s how much the 15-year-old “Hannah Montana” star earned last year according to Parade magazine’s annual “What People Earn” list, putting her above other teen celebs.
That vaulted her ahead of another cash machine and former teen star, Mary-Kate Olsen, 21, who landed on the list with $17 million last year, as well as a guy who has more jobs than you and all your friends combined, “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, who pulled in $12 million. Cyrus also bested former “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, who banked a not-too-shabby $7 million.
Other top earners included actresses Jessica Alba ($9 million), “Knocked Up” star Katherine Heigl ($11 million) and Scarlett Johansson ($5 million), Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning ($11.5 million), model Gisele Bündchen ($33 million) and 50 Cent, whose bottom line added $33 million, no doubt boosted by the sales of his stake in Vitamin Water.
And then there are those stars who are in a whole other league, from TV shrink and Britney interventionist wannabe Dr. Phil McGraw ($90 million) to “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” director Steven Spielberg ($110 million) to golfer Tiger Woods ($115 million) and, of course, mega-mogul Oprah Winfrey, who stacked up $260 million.
If none of that makes you feel like a slacker, there’s always Trouble, the beloved Maltese that belonged to notoriously nasty New York real-estate mogul Leona Helmsley, who died last year, leaving her dog a $12 million trust.