Celebrity Salaries Revealed For 2008

It's no secret that most celebs can't complain when it comes to their salaries – but how much do they actually make?

According to Parade, quite a range in 2008 – from $1 to billions.

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Jennifer Aniston reportedly earned $27 million on the strength of films such as "Marley & Me," and funnyman Will Ferrell made $31 million. Actor/director Tyler Perry, the force behind the "Madea" movies, brought home $125 million, while "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey made a McDreamy $3.5 million.

In the music world, Beyonce scored $80 million thanks to her latest album, "I Am… Sasha Fierce" and a budding film career, and husband Jay-Z did even better with $82 million. Country cutie Taylor Swift – the top-selling musician of 2008 – made $5.5 million. Resurgent pop princess Britney Spears wasn't far behind, making $2.25 million.

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Sports stars cleaned up as well, with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez making $34 million and golf champ Tiger Woods taking home $110 million. Racecar driver Danica Patrick earned $7 million.

TV host Kelly Ripa earned $8 million, while supermodel Carolyn Murphy took home $4.5 million. Popular author John Grisham made $25 million and controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh walked away with $38 million.

While not in the millions, political figures were up there, too. Embattled Illinois ex-governor Rod Blagojevich made $177,400 and former vice-presidential candidate and current Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made $125,000 – not as much as her TV impersonator, Tina Fey, who made $4.6 million. Meanwhile, billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took home a single dollar for his day job.


Hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who saved the lives of a crew of people with his miraculous Hudson River landing, made $100,000.

But the most successful celebrity of 2008 was Barbie, the iconic doll's sales topped out at $3.3 billion for the year.

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