Forbes’ Hollywood’s Hardest Working Moms

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Forbes Magazine has announced the Hardest Working Moms in Hollywood for 2009.   To compile the list, Forbes considered female stars in entertainment that have at least one child.   The stars were ranked on estimated earnings in 2008 with earnings estimates based on box-office grosses, album sales, salaries and income from endorsement and licensing deals.

 Topping the list was Madonna - earning $110 million in 2008.   As well as her musical success, she endorsed Sunsilk, Louis Vuitton and Vodaphone.   Madonna is the mother of three children: David Banda, Lourdes and Rocco and she has been working on adopting her 4th child, Mercy.

No. 2 is Reese Witherspoon, who earned an estimated $24 million in 2008. Reese appeared on-screen last year in Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn, a film which earned $160 million worldwide. She’s also the international spokeswoman for Avon and honorable chair of the company’s charitable foundation.  She has two children, Ava and Deacon, from her former marriage to Ryan Phillippe

Gwyneth Paltrow, mother to Apple and Moses ranked at No. 3 with estimated earnings of $20 million last year.  Paltrow, the actress turned lifestyle guru is married to Coldplay singer, Chris Martin.   Paltrow had a great 2008 thanks to the role of Pepper Potts in the comic book film Iron Man, which earned $580 million worldwide.   Aside from her on-screen career, she endorses Estée Lauder and Tod’s.  She also has a website called

 Below you will find the top 10 List of Hollywood’s Hardest Working Mothers.  Check out the complete list at Forbes.

  • Madonna
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Julia Roberts
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Heidi Klum
  • Kate Winslet
  • Kimora Lee Simmons
  • Kelly Ripa

What do you think of the list??  Are there any surprises??

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