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CNNMoney set out to find America’s Best Jobs this year, first and foremost they looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities. Another big factor: how well the job pays, since being able to make a good living is especially important now.

CNNMoney also incorporated data from compensation experts PayScale.com’s survey of more than 120,000 workers. Employees ranked their jobs on quality-of-life factors such as stress, flexibility, satisfaction and how they feel their job affects the world. Ease of entering the field also was considered.  Checkout the full list after the jump.

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(Reuters) – Elizabeth Taylor surpassed Michael Jackson as the highest-earning dead celebrity in the past year, with her estate pulling in $210 million, much of it from the auction of her jewels, costumes and artwork, according to Forbes.

Jackson, who died in 2009, dropped into second place with earnings of $145 million, followed by Elvis Presley with $55 million.

Cartoonist Charles Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip, came in at No. 4 with earnings of $37 million, followed by reggae star Bob Marley with $17 million.

Forbes compiled the ranking by analyzing the dead celebrities’ earnings between October 2011-2012.

 

Jay-Z shares why it is important to exercise your right to vote and how President Obama represents the power of our voice.

As Jay-Z shares:

“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.”

“Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people. “

Rapper and Entrepreneur Lil Wayne skates in a new skateboard park he helped finance along with Glu Agency and Mountain Dew, in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

The new park is located in a building that survived the Hurricane Katrina flooding. It was constructed using recycled materials, will be run using solar energy and includes all the features skaters love — stairs with rails for sliding, skating embankments and half pipes.

The rapper partnered with Mountain Dew and Glu Agency, a New York-based advertising firm, to launch the new park, which will be open to the public seven days a week, beginning Monday.

Source AP

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1. Oprah Winfrey (TV Personality) – $165 million

2. Michael Bay (film director) – $160 million

3. Steven Spielberg (film director) – $130 million

4. Jerry Bruckheimer (film director) – $115 million

5. Dr. Dre (music producer) – $110 million

6. Tyler Perry  (film director)- $105 million

7. Howard Stern (radio host) – $95 million

8. James Patterson (author) – $94 million

9. (tie) Simon Cowell (TV producer) – $90 million

9. (tie) George Lucas  (film director)- $90 million

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