Howard Stern 3rd in Forbes Celebrity Money List

Howard Stern Forbes Money ListAfter two years as a runner-up, Oprah Winfrey was named the most-powerful celebrity last week by Forbes, heading the six women and four men who make up the top 10.

Singer Lady Gaga came in second, followed by director/producer Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce and Madonna.

“There is nobody else with that kind of consistency and power,” said Dorothy Pomerantz of

“There are only three people who have been on every single one of our lists since 1999. It is Oprah, Howard Stern and Steven Spielberg.”

Stern lost on an attempt to revive his lawsuit against Sirius claiming that the satellite radio company owes him $300 million for reaching certain subscriber milestones.

Even without those millions Stern is well compensated, earning $95 million a year, making him the 3rd highest paid celebrity in the world. In addition to the money he gets to produce his SiriusXM show, Stern is paid a reported $15 million to serve as one of the judges on America’s Got Talent.