Jennifer Aniston Out-Earns Brad Pitt by Millions

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Jennifer Aniston out earned her ex Brad Pitt by $7 million last year, according to Forbes' new Most Powerful Celebrity list.

The actress -- who appeared in box office bombs like Love Happens ($8 million opening weekend) and The Bounty Hunter ($20 million opening weekend) -- earned $27 million, while Pitt, who headlined Oscar-nominated Inglourious Basterds, banked $20 million. (Aniston is still paid hefty residuals from Friends and has a lucrative deal with Glaceau Smartwater.)

Unsurprisingly, Oprah Winfrey was named the No. 1  most powerful celeb, earning $315 million in the wake of the news that she'll step down from her talk show next year after 25 years on the air to launch her OWN network. Beyonce came in at No. 2 with $87 million, thanks to touring, endorsement deals ranging from Nintendo to L'Oreal and her House of Dereon fashion line.

James Cameron ($210 million thanks to Avatar), Lady Gaga ($62 million) and Tiger Woods ($105 million despite his cheating scandal) rounded out the top 5.