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The 10 Top-Earning African American Stars

According to Forbes Magazine, the 10 top-earning African-American stars for 2007.

A few things I noticed - no surprise that Oprah is numero uno on the list... 5 of the 10 names are athletes (4 of whom are basketball players, or former basketball players)... 3 of the 10 are in the music business... and only 1 of the 10 (Will Smith) is a movie star... 2 of the 10 are female... Jay-Z and Beyonce make for quite to power couple (at least financially) since both are on the list, with combined earnings of $110 million... wow... a whopping 8 out of 10 are under 40 years old... wow... that says and means a lot... and lastly, the million dollar question: with this much wealth in circulation, where the hell does it all go? Or maybe, where SHOULD it all go? We're talking close to $700 million in earnings, in 1 single year - and that's only including the top 10. Multiply this over several years, and that number increases exponentially into the billions of dollars!

Here's the list:

Oprah Winfrey - $260 million
Tiger Woods - $100 million
Jay-Z - $83 million
50 Cent - $33 million
Kobe Bryant - $33 million
Shaquille O'Neal - $32 million
Michael Jordan - $31 million
Will Smith - $31 million
Beyoncé - $27 million
LeBron James - $27 million

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