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Today in duh: Celebrities make a lot of money

Just in time to add to your seasonal affective disorder, Vanity Fair has released its annual list of celebrities who—in addition to being more famous and attractive than you—also make an exponentially greater amount of money, and many of whom are much younger. Not all of them, of course: The list is topped by James Cameron, who became officially really fucking rich last year, and whose $257 million haul in 2010 outranks Johnny Depp’s No. 2 standing by a good $157 million. The rest of the Top 10 is similarly populated by people who have long paid their dues, like Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton, and Adam Sandler, who earned $25 million alone for that upcoming movie where he ogles Brooklyn Decker.

But coming in at No. 9 with a bullet is Taylor Lautner, who will celebrate his 19th birthday next week knowing that he racked up an estimated $33.5 million for his roles in the final two Twilight films and the upcoming Abduction, and earned more than Robert Downey Jr., Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, and Tyler Perry—to say nothing of his costars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who came in at Nos. 13 and 15 on the list, respectively, with right around $28 million apiece. Anyway, back to work, you!


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