Forbes released the list of richest American females yesterday, and Oprah Winfrey and Judy Sheindlin are included in the list. They are among the top entertainers on Forbes’ annual ranking of richest American celebrities, which includes several TV hosts, two Hollywood actress, and three female singers. Together, Oprah Winfrey and Judy Sheindlin count for 16% of the 50-person ranking and are worth a combined $8 billion.

Oprah Winfrey and her net worth

Oprah is best known for her appearances in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” and “60 Minutes.” As of May 17, 2017, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth is $2.9 billion.

Born in January 1954, she is a famous talk show host, media proprietor, producer, and actress. Oprah rose to prominence with the success of her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2011.

Currently, she is North America's only multi-billionaire black female. Several assessments rank her as one of the most influential celebrities in the world. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Also, she received honorary doctorate degrees from Harvard and Duke. As an actress, Winfrey appeared in “People Are Talking,” “Dialing for Dollars,” “AM Chicago,” and “At the Movies.”

TV columnist Howard Rosenberg call her the most amazing, lovable, honest, sincere, and soulful personality in the world.

In December 2005, Winfrey served as a host on “Late Show with David Letterman” and promoted the new Broadway musical “The Color Purple” during a conversation with the guests.

Judy Sheindlin and her net worth

In July 2010, it was reported that Judy Sheindlin had renewed "Court Show Queen" contract, and her salary increased to $46 million per year.

In 2016, Forbes confirmed that Judy is the highest earning TV star to date. As of May 17, 2017, her net worth is $290 million.

Born in October 1942, Judy is an American lawyer and television personality. In mid-2012, it was reported that Sheindlin was the highest-paid TV star, making over $120,000 per episode of “Judge Judy,” or $6,296,000 per year for the 52 days per year that she appears on the show.

The series earned Judy the honorific of "Court Show Queen." She studied at James Madison High School in Brooklyn before attending American University in Washington, D.C. She completed her graduation from New York Law School, where she earned an LLB degree. Her best television shows are “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Simpsons,” “Will & Grace,” “The Weakest Link,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Amanda Show.”