Our society is fascinated by celebrity culture, so it's no surprise we're interested in knowing how much our favorite stars rack in each year.
Here are 7 celebs' earnings from the past year, plus a couple of fun facts thrown in! Are you surprised by any of these numbers?
Via Parade magazine
Who: Actor Matthew McConaughey, 44
Salary: $19 million (est.)
The year 2013 definitely belonged to McConaughey with many dubbing his career make-over (from rom-coms to award-winners) "the McConaissance."
Fun Fact: His up-front fee for *Dallas Buyers Club was less than $200,000.
Who: Vice President Joe Biden, 71
The politician also received an additional $29,761 in Social Security benefits.
Fun Fact: John Adams, the first VP, received a $5,000 salary in 1789 (about $131,600 in today's dollars).
Who: Actress Sandra Bullock, 49
Salary: $63 million (est.)
The beloved Oscar winner's 2013 films, The Heat and Gravity, were both among the top 15 highest-grossing films in the U.S.
Fun Fact: Of reports that she'll ultimately make $70 million from Gravity alone, Bullock said, "That was news to me."
Who: TV Host Michael Strahan, 42
Salary: $9 million (est.)
The Live With Kelly and Michael host just accepted a gig at Good Morning America, replacing anchor Josh Elliott. He will continue to co-host Live with Kelly Ripa.
Fun Fact: An autographed photo of the newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer goes for $100 and up.
Who: TV and Radio Personality Steve Harvey, 57
Salary: $30 million (est.)
Harvey earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations for both his syndicated talk show and Family Feud (which he took over in 2010).
Fun Fact: His clothing line is famous for its men's suits and made close to $1 million in sales in 2013.
Who: Author E.L. James, 51
Salary: $51.7 million (est.)
The Fifty Shades of Grey novelist came in at No. 1 on Forbes' list of the top-earning authors this year.
Fun Fact: The Brit reportedly got $5 million for film rights to the trilogy.
Who: Producer, Writer and Actor Tyler Perry, 44
Salary: $78 million (est.)
Perry's three scripted shows on the OWN network have helped it stay afloat, and a fourth is in the works.
Fun Fact: As part of his OWN agreement, Perry has a minority stake in the network and a multimillion-dollar production deal.
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