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10 celebrities' year income

  1. Nov 2, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    In light of the 20 best paying jobs in the US, here are 10 celebrities with the highest YEAR INCOME:

    1 George Lucas (200 miljoen dollar)
    2 Ophrah Winfrey (150 miljoen dollar)
    3 Steven Spielberg (100 miljoen dollar)
    4 Tiger Woods (69 miljoen dollar)
    5 U2 (69 miljoen dollar)
    6 Michael Schumacher (67 miljoen dollar)
    7 Mariah Carey (58 miljoen dollar)
    8 Stephen King (52,4 miljoen dollar)
    9 Dave Matthews Band (50 miljoen dollar)
    10 Tom Clancy (47,8 miljoen dollar)
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2003 #2

    Monique

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    Source: Forbes

    Btw, the no. 1: George Lucas is the Director of Star Wars films..
     
  4. Nov 2, 2003 #3
    Who is Michael Schumaker.. sounds familiar but I can't place him.

    Had no idea stephen king was so rich- of course I contribute to his wealth
     
  5. Nov 2, 2003 #4

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    Are you serious, I even know that! Michael Shumacher is the no.1 american Formula 1 driver :)
     
  6. Nov 2, 2003 #5

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    Strange. I've never heard about this "miljoen dollar." What type of currency is it?

    Monique, I think you mean "million dollars"
     
  7. Nov 2, 2003 #6
    Umm.. race car driving isn't my thing
     
  8. Nov 2, 2003 #7

    Monique

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    *Gulp* you caught me, I copied it from a Dutch server..

    miljoen/million, same thing
     
  9. Nov 2, 2003 #8
    "Miljoen" is cuter...
     
  10. Nov 3, 2003 #9
    He isn't American he is German! Also, formula 1 racing isn't very big in the US - they prefer NASCAR and the like so Schumacher isn't well known there.

    Not many Physicists in that list are there? Who are the top ten earning Physicists I wonder?
     
  11. Nov 3, 2003 #10

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    You are right, I was thinking he was an German American, he is not?
     
  12. Nov 3, 2003 #11
    Personally I find it rather "juxtapositioned" that in our societies we award such extravagant amounts of money to people whose achievements are "to entertain us", all the while those who 'create' to truly serve us generally get a pitance, if anything, for there efforts.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2003 #12
    I assume that micheal schumacher makes that money threw endorsements and prize money, cant beleive that anyone could get paid that much money just to drive a car, albeit a very fast car.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2003 #13

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    Its salary for the year is 30 millions. that just for 17 races.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2003 #14
    Try a really fast car that the majority of people on the planet couldn't drive WELL at the speeds, attainable, by that car!

    (By 'well' I also include safely!)
     
  16. Nov 3, 2003 #15
    Yes he does drive a very fast car, and he is a very good driver but the Formula 1 cars have so many drivers aids on them that it is quite amazing, they have traction contol, automatic gearboxes, automatic start procedures (think they have got rid of that now though). These cars are amazing pieces of technology but i feel that technology has taken alot of the skill away from the driving.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2003 #16
    Probably exactly the opposite, as technology has made the cars faster, ergo, harder to control accurately.
    Aside from that, the physical challenge of such driving is said to be quite strenuous. But lets stay on topic. (or start this one somewheres else)
     
  18. Nov 3, 2003 #17

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    Are physicists celebrities? Maybe to you they are.. but in general I guess not :P Let's find world's top 10 most richest people.. (you probably wouldn't know who they are..)
     
  19. Nov 3, 2003 #18
    Bill Gates
    Warren Buffet
    and.................
     
  20. Nov 3, 2003 #19

    Monique

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    Who is Warren Buffet?? The other people you are looking for are the Wal-Mart family, but I've started a different thread on that..
     
  21. Nov 3, 2003 #20
    If you are looking for the Richest in the US, or the World, you should find him, investment 'guru'
     
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