Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:03:13 GMT | By Thomas Oakey & Colleen Last
Forbes' highest-paid celebrities

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise and Britney Spears are among Tinseltown's highest earners

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Forbes has released its annual list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. In this top 20 countdown you'll find pop stars, TV moguls, movie directors and eye-watering amounts of money.

Click through the gallery to see which personality was named Tinseltown's top earner for the last 12 months.