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Music
50 Cent
$50 million

Rapper, hyphenate

Diddy
$36 million

Rapper, superhyphenate

The Strokes
$835,000

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

Wynton Marsalis
$796,012

Artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

John Lennon
$21 million

Deceased singer-songwriter

Frank Sinatra
$5 million

Deceased singer-songwriter


Mark Ronson
$400,000

D.J.

Tom Stewart
$20,000

Tower Records clerk

Lorin Maazel
$1,909,155

Conductor, New York Philharmonic

Joseph Volpe
$713,000

General manager, Metropolitan Opera

Renée Fleming
$135,000

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

George M.
$16,800

Street musician, Astor Place subway station

Books
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
$750,000

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

Ann Godoff
$400,000

President and publisher, the Penguin Press

Sam Tanenhaus
$180,000

Editor, The New York Times Book Review

Stephen Riggio
$4,813,567

CEO and vice-chairman, Barnes & Noble

Lisa Jong
$12,896

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

Media
Barry Diller
$156,168,000

Chairman and CEO, IAC/InterActiveCorp

Richard Parsons
$23,557,165

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
$3,565,969

Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart
$9.6 million

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

Susan Lyne
$4,714,469

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
$877,000

Publisher, the Wall Street Journal

Bill Keller
$650,000

Executive editor, the New York Times

Col Allan
$600,000

Editor, New York Post

Richard Johnson
$300,000

“Page Six” gossip columnist

Thomas Friedman
$300,000

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

Maria Schneider
$17,500

Associate Editor, The Onion

Will Shortz
$90,000

Crossword editor, the New York Times

Jim Romenesko
$169,187

Blogger, the Poynter Institute

Jessica Coen
$30,000

Blogger, Gawker.com


Parakash Patel
$14,400

Newsstand operator, 50th Street and Third Avenue

Hugh Hefner
$983,000

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
$40,000

Assistant to Anna Wintour

Bonnie Fuller
$1,574,851

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


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