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Who Makes How Much

50 Cent
$50 million

Rapper, hyphenate

$36 million

Rapper, superhyphenate

The Strokes

Rockers, Room on Fire (570,000 copies sold at roughly
$1.50 per album)

Wynton Marsalis

Artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

John Lennon
$21 million

Deceased singer-songwriter

Frank Sinatra
$5 million

Deceased singer-songwriter

Mark Ronson


Tom Stewart

Tower Records clerk

Lorin Maazel

Conductor, New York Philharmonic

Joseph Volpe

General manager, Metropolitan Opera

Renée Fleming

Mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera
($15,000 per performance)

George M.

Street musician, Astor Place subway station

Malcolm Gladwell
$1.5 million

Author, Blink
(advance, plus $250,000 New Yorker salary and $30,000 per speaking engagement)

Jonathan Safran Foer
$1 million

Author, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
(advance, plus $12,500 per speaking engagement)

Judith Regan
$1 million

President and publisher, Regan Books

Sonny Mehta

Chairman and editor-in-chief, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Group

Ann Godoff

President and publisher, the Penguin Press

Sam Tanenhaus

Editor, The New York Times Book Review

Stephen Riggio

CEO and vice-chairman, Barnes & Noble

Lisa Jong

Clerk, Barnes & Noble
(32 hours a week at $7.75 per hour)

Barry Diller

Chairman and CEO, IAC/InterActiveCorp

Richard Parsons

Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.

Robert Iger
$12 million

CEO, Walt Disney Corporation

Sumner Redstone
$56 million

Chairman and CEO, Viacom

Les Moonves
$52 million

Co-president and co-COO, Viacom

Tom Freston
$52 million

Co-president and co-COO, Viacom

Bob Wright
$19.7 million

Vice-chairman of GE, chairman and CEO of NBC Universal

Martha Stewart

Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart
$9.6 million

TV Star
($1.6 million for The Apprentice, $8 million for Martha)

Susan Lyne

CEO and president, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
$1.92 million

Chairman and publisher, the New York Times Co.

Peter Kann
$2.3 million

Chairman and CEO, Dow Jones

Karen Elliott House

Publisher, the Wall Street Journal

Bill Keller

Executive editor, the New York Times

Col Allan

Editor, New York Post

Richard Johnson

“Page Six” gossip columnist

Thomas Friedman

Columnist, the New York Times
(plus $40,000 per speaking engagement)

Maria Schneider

Associate Editor, The Onion

Will Shortz

Crossword editor, the New York Times

Jim Romenesko

Blogger, the Poynter Institute

Jessica Coen


Parakash Patel

Newsstand operator, 50th Street and Third Avenue

Hugh Hefner

Founder and editor-in-chief, Playboy Enterprises

Christie Hefner
$1.44 million

Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises

David Pecker
$3.15 million

CEO and president, American Media

Norm Pearlstine
$2 million

Editor-in-chief, Time Inc.

Anna Wintour
$2 million

Editor, Vogue

Sylvana Soto-Ward

Assistant to Anna Wintour

Bonnie Fuller

Editorial director, American Media

Janice Min
$1.2 million

Editor, Us Weekly

James Kelly
$1.1 million

Managing editor, Time

Tom Wallace
$1 million

Editorial director, Condé Nast

David Remnick
$1 million

Editor, The New Yorker