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What Do You Know About "Forbes" Rich Lists?
Rich and Famous
"Every year "Forbes" magazine publishes lists of the richest individuals in various categories. The people in this quiz have all been included as top money-earning entertainers/athletes. From the clues given, can you tell me who they are? Good luck."
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This person was born on 29 January 1954 in Mississippi and is a talk show host who first started out in radio and then began a production company. This person is probably the most famous talk-show host in the US. Who, on a "Forbes" list of wealthiest entertainers, once earned an estimated $290 million over 12 months?
This person was born on 4 September 1981 in Houston, Texas. She is a singer/songwriter and actress. Her first album in 2003 won five Grammy Awards. She made her film debut in 2001 in the movie "Carmen: A Hip Hopera". Who is this person on a Forbes List who earned an estimated $35 million over twelve months?
This person was born on 16 August 1954 in Ontario, Canada. He is a screenwriter, producer and director, and an inventor. He wrote and directed such films as "Piranha II", "The Terminator", "The Abyss" and "Dark Angel" to name a few. Who is this person on a Forbes list who earned an estimated $70 million over twelve months?
This person was born Stefani Germanotta on 28 March 1986 in New York City and is a singer/songwriter. She was signed with Streamline Records as a songwriter. Her singing career took off in 2008 and now she is one of the best selling artists in the world. Who is this woman singled out by "Forbes" who earned an estimated $90 million over twelve months?
This person is a sportsman. Born on 30 December 1975 in California, he was raised as a Buddhist. He has Asian, Chinese, Thai, Native American and African American ancestry. He is one of the most successful people in his profession and is one of the highest paid professional sportsmen in the world. Who is this sportsman on the "Forbes" list who earned an estimated $75 million over twelve months?
This person was born on 2 December 1981 in McComb, Mississippi. As a child she appeared in TV shows and stage productions before turning to singing. She released her debut album in 1999. She has had a highly publicized personal life. Who is this singer on a "Forbes" list who earned an estimated $62 million over twelve months?
This group formed in 1976 when they were still at school. They released their first album four years later. They have sold more than 150 million records. They are well-known for their campaigning for philanthropic causes and human rights. Who is this group on a "Forbes" list who earned an estimated $195 million over twelve months?
This person was born in Arlington, Virginia on 26 July 1964 and has won an Academy Award. Some of her films are "Demolition Man", "A Time to Kill" and "Crash" and she is listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the Highest Paid Actress of 2012. Who is this actress on a "Forbes" list who earned an estimated $56 million over twelve months?
This person was born on 9 June 1963 in Kentucky. He found fame through a 1980's TV series and became a teen idol. He has been in such films as "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Private Resort", and "Platoon". Who is this world-famous actor on a Forbes list who earned an estimated $50 million over twelve months?
This sportsman was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York but moved to Wilmington North Carolina, when he was very young. In High School he played baseball, football and basketball. On trying out for the basketball team in his sophomore year, he was rejected because, at 5'11" he was told he was too short. However by his senior year he had grown another four inches. Who is this sportsman on a "Forbes" list whose estimated earnings for twelve months were $55 million?
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Compiled Aug 14 12