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BetteBack : What Top Female Business Women Earned In 1988

Syracuse Herald-Journal
They’re In The Money
Monday, October 17, 1980

They’re in the money. Oh Mare, do you really make all that dough?

Yes, Mr  G r a n t,  it’s so!

Mary Tyler Moore, actress and director of MTM Productions, is the highest paid woman in America, according to a survey of 1988 women financial superstars conducted by Qood Housekeeping magazine. Her projected earnings are S82 million. Also in the top 20, and their projected earnings:

• Margaret Hunt Hill, owner of oil and real estate interests in Dallas, Texas — $55 million.
• Helen Kinney Copley, CEO of Copley Press — $40 million.
• Estee Lauder, chairman of Estee Lauder Cosmetics Co. — $35 million.
• Caroline Rose Hunt, owner of real estate company and holder of oil and finance interests in Dallas — $30 million.
• Actress and pop singer Madonna — $20 million
• Jane Fonda — $17.5 million.
• Oveta Culp Hobby, chairman of H & C Communications — $17 million
• Donna Steigerwaldt, CEO, Jockey International, underwear manufacturer — $15 million.
• Priscilla B. Collins, chairman of King Broadcasting – $13 million.
• Dolly Parton — $13 million.
• Talk show host Oprah Winfrey — $12 million.
• Beatrice Coleman, CEO, Maidenform — $8 million.
• Cher — $6 million.
• Whitney Houston — $6 million.
• Bette Midler — $5 million.
• Lily Tomlin — $5 million
• Katharine Graham, chairman, Washington Post Co. — $4.5 million.

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4 thoughts on “BetteBack : What Top Female Business Women Earned In 1988

  1. That’s it? Seems like it should be more. Wait! What the hell am I saying…I don’t have 5 dollars! Make that money baby!

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