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    Show Me the Showtime Money!

    Time to Occupy Hollywood. The world’s top 100 entertainers and athletes made a total of $5.1 billion last year — more than the combined GDPs of Belize, Gambia and Bhutan. Number-one earner Taylor Swift’s $170 million is nearly 50 percent more than the combined earnings of the CEOs of America’s six largest banks. The Martian was good, but Matt Damon’s $55 million is more than the pay of the CEOs of Exxon and AT&T, combined. Diddy got $62 million, Justin Bieber $56 million and Kim Kardashian $51 million, up to twice as much as the CEOs of GE, Merck and Dow. So where’s the outrage over truly unrequited wealth?

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