James Cameron tops Vanity Fair’s big earners list, is officially our overlord

James Cameron tops Vanity Fair’s big earners list, is officially our overlord

All hail the new overlord (Image: Steve Jurvetson) 

Vanity Fair has published this year’s list of the 40 top earners in Hollywood, and though only one Canadian made the cut, he’s mercilessly, triumphantly and not unexpectedly sitting at number one. Kapuskasing’s own James Cameron took the top spot with an estimated 2010 income of $257 million, more than doubling his nearest competitor Johnny Depp, who managed to scrape by with a paltry $100 million.

Cameron’s astounding income came primarily from his share of the $1.9 billion pot of cash raked in by Avatar. Knowing Cameron, he’s probably already at work on his next game-changing project, and not at all unhappy to have his “King of the world” status confirmed by Hollywood’s arbiter of status. And while the world may not necessarily accept Cameron as its monarch, after looking at these numbers, we can’t deny he’s at least the king of Hollywood.

Hollywood’s Top 40 [Vanity Fair]