Oprah Winfrey is still the highest paid woman in Hollywood. The stalwart chat show host has retained her position at the top of Forbes’ list of the highest paid women in Hollywood. Winfrey’s OWN TV network may be struggling to attract the same number of viewers as her old show but she clearly hasn’t lost all of her money-making charms, as she remains at the top of the list of high earners for May 2011 to May 2012.

During that time, Oprah Winfrey is reported to have earned a staggering $165 million (£103 million), Hollywood.com reports. And if that’s just a year’s earnings, then Oprah Winfrey’s net worth must be truly enormous. It’s an impressive salary and becomes even more shocking when you learn that the second place highest earner, Britney Spears, earned less than half that, with $58 million (£36.5 million). Not that Britney’s pay packet is anything to be sniffed at, of course, but it sure helps to put Oprah’s vast wealth into perspective. Third place in the list of leading ladies went to country music star Taylor Swift, who earned a reported $57 million (£35.6 million). Other stars that made the list included Rihanna and Ellen Degeneres, who tied with $53 million (£33 million), and Lady GaGa and Jennifer Lopez, who also tied with $52 million (£32.5 million).

It was recently announced that Tyler Perry will be producing shows for Oprah Winfrey’s TV network. The news marks a move into scripted television for the network and in a statement, Winfrey said “We are all energised by the opportunity to collaborate with Tyler who has a proven track record for producing highly successful cable series. He has an incredible ability to illuminate life stories and characters in his unique voice and inspires and encourages people all over the world."