Talk Show Host (Not Oprah) Tops TV Women in Earnings

Oct 12, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The top earner among all women in primetime television over the past year, raking in $30 million, was a talk-show host — and NOT Oprah Winfrey.

According to a report in Forbes.com, if you count monies from her talk show, her guest appearances and her part in "America’s Next Top Model," it’s Tyra Banks who was ranked No.1.

"Grey’s Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl was next ($18 million), including her ancillary income off the tube. Also in the top 10 were "Desperate Housewives"’ Eva Longoria Parker, "The New Adventures of Old Christine’s" Julia Louis-Dreyfus and "30 Rock’s" Tina Fey.

— Allison J. Waldman

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