Here are the top 10 richest people in Hollywood

Thursday, February 3, 2011

WELLINGTON - Director James Cameron has topped the 2010 Hollywood movie earners’ list, courtesy the worldwide box office success of his movie ‘Avatar’.

Cameron earned an estimated 257 million dollars last year for writing, producing and directing his 3D hit ‘Avatar’, based on its worldwide 2010 box-office gross of 1.95 billion dollars, as well as his share of DVD and pay-television sales, according to a Vanity Fair survey of the top 40 Hollywood earners in 2010, reports

Johnny Depp scored the No. 2 spot, earning 100 million dollars after collecting pay cheques from films including ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘The Tourist’, as well as up front payments for the next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, which is due for release in May.

Director Steven Spielberg took the third spot, earning 80 million dollars for Universal theme-park royalties in addition to consulting fees for ‘War Horse’.

The top 10:

1. James Cameron

2. Johnny Depp

3. Steven Spielberg

4. Christopher Nolan

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

6. Tim Burton

7. Adam Sandler

8. Todd Phillips

9. Taylor Lautner

10. Robert Downey Jr (ANI)

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