Queen of pop Madonna is still very much the Material Girl, after topping Forbes' list of highest-earning celebrities.

The 55-year-old pop superstar beat Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg and TV mogul Simon Cowell to the number one spot, stealing the crown from last year's top earner, Oprah Winfrey, in the list compiled by Forbes.com.

Madonna banked an estimated 125 million dollars (£80.6 million) from her MDNA world tour, clothing collection, fragrance lines and investments between June 2012 and 2013.

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Madonna is earning a lot

Spielberg - the award-winning director behind War Horse, Lincoln and new TV show Under The Dome - took second place after earning around 100 million dollars (£64.4 million) in the past 12 months.

X Factor and Got Talent creator Cowell tied in third place with 50 Shades Of Grey author EL James and US shock jock Howard Stern, with earnings of around 95 million dollars (£61 million).

Crime writer James Patterson, Transformers director Michael Bay, film producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Lady Gaga all made the top ten. Oprah, who banked around 165 million dollars (£106 million) in 2012, dropped to the 13th spot.

Forbes reporter Dorothy Pomerantz said: "The tour that the Material Girl launched to go along with her new album MDNA was a spectacular success. The tour grossed 305 million dollars and earned her the Top Touring Award at the Billboard Music Awards.

"Madonna's success, at age 55, just goes to show the incredible power of a successful music career," she added.

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    Madonna as a child at a party

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    <strong>1975</strong> Rock star Madonna performs at Anaheim Stadium

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    <strong>1982</strong> Madonna photographed at the Roseland Ballroom

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    <strong>1984</strong> Madonna performing

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    <strong>1985</strong> Madonna at the 12th Annual American Music Awards

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    <strong>1985</strong> Madonna during the opening night performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall

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    <strong>1986</strong>. Madonna in London forher new movie <em>Shanghai Surprise</em>

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    <strong>1986</strong> Sean Penn and Madonna at the premiere of <em>At Close Range</em>

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna holding her award at the American Music Awards

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna takes the microphone on a stage at New York's Times Square to kick off the gala world premiere of her new movie

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna takes a run in London's Green Park

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna out shopping in London

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna performing during her<em> Who's That Girl </em>world tour

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    <strong>1987</strong> Madonna and husband Sean Penn

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    <strong>1990</strong> Madonna Performing

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    <strong>1990</strong> Madonna in London

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    <strong>1991</strong> Madonna at the 44th Cannes Film Festival in France

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    <strong>1991</strong> Madonna's street style

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    <strong>1992</strong> Madonna on Malibu Beech during the video shoot for her single <em>This Used To Be My Playground</em>

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    <strong>1992</strong> Madonna at Heathrow Airport

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    <strong>1993</strong> Madonna in London for the UK leg of her <em>The Girlie Show Tour</em>

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    <strong>1994</strong> Madonna arrives for the film premiere of <em>With Honors</em>

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    <strong>1994</strong> Madonna seen in Soho

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    <strong>1995</strong> Elton John and Madonna backstage at the Brit Awards

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    <strong>1995</strong> Madonna takes an award for Best Female Video, <em>Take a Bow</em> at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony

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    <strong>1996</strong> Madonna at the<em> Evita</em> Press Conference

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    <strong>1996</strong> Madonna leaving the Carlton Tower Hotel in London

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    <strong>1998</strong> Madonna arrives at the 55th Golden Globes in Beverly Hills

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    <strong>1998</strong> Madonna holds the award for Best Female during the MTV Europe music awards

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    <strong>1999</strong> Madonna at the VH-1 Fashion Awards

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    <strong>2000</strong> Madonna and boyfriend Guy Ritchie arrive at the Tate Gallery

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    <strong>2000</strong> Madonna arrives alongside Guy Ritchie for the launch party for her latest album <em>Music</em>

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    <strong>2000</strong> Madonna with the Best Female award at the MTV Europe Music Awards

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    <strong>2001</strong> Madonna returns home to New York after completing her show in Boston

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    2002 Madonna arrives with her husband Guy Ritchie for the after-show party for her new play, <em>Up for Grabs</em>

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    <strong>2002</strong> Madonna pictured leaving Incognico restaurant in London

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    <strong>2004</strong> Madonna arrives at the final of <em>UK Music Hall Of Fame</em>

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    <strong>2002</strong> Madonna meets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the World Premiere of the James Bond film <em>Die Another Day </em>

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    <strong>2005</strong> Madonna attends the MTV Europe Music Awards

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    <strong>2006</strong> Madonna in the press room at The 2006 Brit Awards

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    <strong>2007</strong> Madonna arrives at a special screening of <em>Arthur and The Invisibles</em>

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    <strong>2008</strong> Madonna arriving at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes

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    <strong>2009</strong> Madonna attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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    <strong>2010</strong> Madonna directing her new movie <em>W.E</em>

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    <strong>2011</strong> Lourdes Leon and Madonna arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party

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    <strong>2012</strong> Madonna arriving for the UK premiere of W.E

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    <strong>2012</strong> Director Madonna poses at the UK photo call of W.E

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    <strong>2012</strong> Madonna launches <em>Truth or Dare</em> fragrance at Macy's

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    <strong>2012</strong> Madonna performs at Turk Telekom Arena Stadium in Istanbul