Monday, August 14, 2006

Forbes List of Celebrity Earners

Forbes released their annual list of top earners in the celebrity world today .

1. Steven Spielberg - £180m
2. Howard Stern - £163m
3. George Lucas - £127m
4. Oprah Winfrey - £122m
5. Jerry Seinfeld - £54m
6. Tiger Woods - £49m
7. Dan Brown - £48m
8. Jerry Bruckheimer - £45m
9. JK Rowling - £41m
10. Dick Wolf - £38m

They earn because people buy what they produce. It is an oversimplification to some degree, but what does each offer the world?

1. Ghosts
2. Vile verbage
3. Eastern mysticism
4. You-are-godism
5. Nothing
6. A long shot
7. Blasphemy
8. Crime
9. Witchcraft
10. Lies and intrigue

So this is what the affluent (who pay for this "entertainment") value.

Reminds me of Romans 1.