Hey! It’s a guy that is actually respected for what he does! What a fun little anomaly on this list!
2010 wasn’t much of a banner year for Spielberg, who produced True Grit, The HBO miniseries The Pacific, and United States of Tara. True Grit made a killing at the box office, but Spielberg hasn’t directed a thing since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
However, with Spielberg’s resume, he could probably rake in $100 million per year just resting on his laurels, as DVD sales alone of so many classic films should ensure a steady stream of Benjamins into Spielberg’s pockets.
OK. In 2010, Bruckheimer produced, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Las Vegas, Chase, The Whole Truth, Dark Blue, The Amazing Race, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Forgotten, Miami Medical, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, and Cold Case.
Wow. Jerry Bruckheimer might be the only underpaid guy on this list. I mean, it would be great if he produced something I actually wanted to watch, but I appreciate it from a quantitative perspective, nonetheless.
He’s cranked out films since 2009 and two TV series. He made most of this money because of Madea, a sassy older black lady who has appeared in six of Tyler Perry’s movies, which is enough to make Martin Lawrence blush.
I don’t know what else to say about Tyler Perry, but I should probably find some stuff soon, because, if money is representative of value, then he is the most important person in entertainment today.