Spears loses place in Hollywood's top female earners

Britney Spears is determined to get her career back on track - after losing her place in a select group of Hollywood's richest women.

The pop superstar has been nudged from the top 10 celebrity female earners in a new rich list compiled by Forbes magazine.

Spears made the top 10 last year in a similar study by the publication, but just missed out in the 2008 poll - she was placed 11th on the list with an estimated fortune of $102m (€65.6m).

The biggest earner on the Forbes list was chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey, who tops the poll with a massive $1.5bn (€965m) fortune.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is second after amassing a $1.1bn (€700m) fortune thanks to phenomenal global sales of her beloved books and its movie adaptations.

Other top earners include Madonna with $325m (€209m), Celine Dion with $250m (€161m) and singer Mariah Carey, who has earned $226m (€145m).

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