You have probably never heard of him, but in the Australian showbiz world you don't get much bigger than Gerry Ryan.
When it comes to turning a buck out of keeping the masses entertained, Ryan has eclipsed the likes of Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, the Wiggles and even AC/DC to top the list of Australia's top 50 highest earning entertainers for this year.
According to the list, published in BRW magazine tomorrow, Ryan's majority-owned production company, Global Creatures, raked in $140 million this year.
Global Creatures is the company behind the hugely successful Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular.
The show makes its debut on the BRW's list this year, bumping previous No.1 AC/DC into second spot on $131 million, even though the hard rockers increased their earnings by nearly $27 million on last year's figures.
Television personality Peter Andre, who has not appeared in the list since 1999, made a spectacular re-entry this year.
Walking With Dinosaurs has become an internationally renowned show and has been seen by about 6.6 million people.
Based on the critically acclaimed BBC TV series, the live show featuring models of giant dinosaurs moving about the stage has earned $140 million in one year and generated ticket sales worth $350 million.
The dinosaurs are not the only high point in Ryan's year: he is also part-owner of this year's Melbourne Cup winner, Americain.
The total earnings of those on the BRW's Top 50 Entertainers List is up $110.4 million from last year, reaching $579.5 million.
The gap between the top two position holders and the rest of the entertainers listed by BRW is immense.
Coming in third are children's entertainers the Wiggles with $33.5 million. Indeed the Wiggles may be suffering the effects of seeing their core audience getting older, as BRW estimated their earnings had dropped by $11.5 million in the past year.
Singer Kylie Minogue's earnings also crashed this year. She dropped from second place on $47 million - thanks largely to a successful world tour last year - to 26th spot this year, earning a paltry $4.9 million.
It was a similar tale of woe for actor Russell Crowe. He ranked 4th last year when he earned $25 million, but has apparently dropped out of the top 10 completely, taking in just $8.6 million this year.
But while some stars fade, others are reignited, such as television personality Peter Andre, who has not appeared in the list since 1999 but made a spectacular re-entry this year, earning $5.7 million, enough to put him in 21st position.
There are five new names in this year's Top 50 Entertainers list, such as celebrity chef Curtis Stone and actors Alex O'Loughlin and former Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth, who debuted at No.23, earning $5.1 million for his roles in soon to be released Hollywood blockbusters, Thor and Red Dawn.
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