Top Entertainers 2012

Rank Name Category Earnings  2010-11* $m Earnings 2009-10 $m (rank)
1Global CreaturesLive production62140.0 (1)
2The WigglesChildren's entertainers28.233.5 (3)
3Naomi WattsActor19.111.9 (7)
4Michael Gudinski/Frontier TouringPromoter197.0 (17)
5Nicole KidmanActor18.69.6 (10)
6Sam WorthingtonActor18.18.8 (12)
7Paul Dainty/Dainty Consolidated EntertainmentPromoter17.115.0 (6)
8Michael Coppel/Michael Coppel PresentsPromoter16.96.2 (18)
9Kylie MinogueSinger154.9 (26)
10Simon BakerActor13.9Re-entry
11Michael Chugg/Chugg EntertainmentPromoter9.16.1 (19)
12AC/DCMusic group9131.4 (2)
13Hamish Blake and Andy LeeTV/radio presenters8.31.9 (48)
14Hugo WeavingActor7.8Re-entry
15Chris HemsworthActor7.75.1 (23)
16Michael Porra/Nitro Circus LiveLive production7.7Debut
17John FrostPromoter7.64.0 (30)
18George CalombarisCelebrity chef7.3Debut
19Geoffrey RushActor6.65.9 (20)
20PowderfingerMusic group6.2Re-entry
21Curtis StoneCelebrity chef6.12.2 (45)
22Eddie McGuireTV/radio presenter65.0 (24)
23Emile ShermanProducer5.4Debut
24Ken West & Vivian Lees/Big Day OutFestival organisers4.93.0 (32)
25Mark James and Jason Ayoubi/Future EntertainmentPromoter/festival organisers4.62.9 (36)
26Hi-5Children's entertainers4.59.7 (9)
27Jennifer HawkinsModel4.15.0 (25)
28Cate BlanchettActor410.8 (8)
29Alan JonesRadio presenter44.5 (28)
30Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco/Secret SoundsPromoter/festival organisers3.8Debut
31Guy PearceActor3.73.0 (34)
32Alex O'LoughlinActor3.52.2 (46)
33Rove McManusTV presenter/producer3.32.4 (44)
34The Australian Pink Floyd ShowMusic group3.33.0 (35)
35Dannii MinogueTV/radio presenter3.22.8 (38)
36Miranda KerrModel3.14.3 (29)
37Kyle Sandilands and Jackie OTV/radio presenters32.5 (41)
38Stuart BeattieScreenwriter/director35.2 (22)
39Peter AndreSinger35.7 (21)
40Rose ByrneActor2.8Re-entry
41John Wall and Ming Gan/Fuzzy Entertainment Promoter/festival organisers2.8Debut
42Human NatureMusic group2.63.0 (33)
43Toni ColletteActor2.62.9 (37)
44Hugh JackmanActor2.521.5 (4)
45Ray HadleyTV/radio presenter2.52.5 (43)
46Julian McMahonActor2.58.3 (14)
47Adelaide ClemensActor2.5Debut
48Eric BanaActor2.48.1 (16)
49Rachael TaylorActor2.4Debut
50Keith UrbanSinger/musician2.320.0 (5)