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Banks Tops Forbes' Primetime Rich List

Oct 14, 2009 | 6:55am EDT

Tyra Banks is catching up with her idol Oprah Winfrey in the fortune stakes -- she's topped a Forbes list of the highest-earning women on primetime TV.

The supermodel-turned-talk-show host is leading the way with her earnings in the last year, pulling in $30 million for America's Next Top Model, as well as her daytime talk show.

Runner-up Katherine Heigl raked in $18 million for her role on Grey's Anatomy and her film projects, while CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Marg Helgenberger is in third with $9.5 million in earnings.

Forbes' full primetime top earners list is as follows:

1) Tyra Banks - $30 million

2) Katherine Heigl - $18 million

3) Marg Helgenberger - $9.5 million

4) Eva Longoria Parker - $9 million

5) Mariska Hargitay - $8.5 million

6=) Julia Louis-Dreyfus - $8 million

6=) Maura Tierney - $8 million

8) Tina Fey - $7 million

9) Marcia Cross - $6.2 million

10) Jennifer Love Hewitt - $6 million

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