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Sisters doing it for themselves

RICH LIST: (From left) Oprah, Beyoncé and Halle Berry

WHILE SOME of us are down in the dumps about our bleak financial situation, there are five women whose fortunes are rising quicker than you can say, "credit crunch."

With a collective worth of nearly $3.5 billion, here’s a list of richest black female celebrities. These sisters are definitely doing it for themselves.

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1. OPRAH: Making it rain

QUICK BIO: Most successful talk-show host in history

ESTIMATED NET WORTH $2.7 billion

STATS: With a comfortable $290 million earned in 2010, Oprah has retired with more than enough to keep her going for a little while.

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2. BEYONCE KNOWLES: Crazy in love with career

QUICK BIO: Popstar and actress

ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $315 million

STATS:After a successful career with girl-band Destiny’s Child and four number one solo albums under her belt, it’s not hard to see why the singer’s fortune continues to grow.

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3. TYRA BANKS: More than just a model

QUICK BIO: Model, actress, TV show host, and media mogul

ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $90 million

STATS:Since launching her world wide hit show America’s Next Top Model in 2003, which is now shown in 170 countries, Banks’ last name has never been so apt!

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4. SERENA WILLIAMS: Ballin’

QUICK BIO: Tennis Player and athletic icon

ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $85 million

STATS: Nobody can put Serena’s success down as pure luck, as fans across the world see how much work she puts in to achieve all her sporting goals.

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5. HALLE BERRY: Stunting stunner

QUICK BIO: Actress and former beauty queen

ESTIMATED NET WORTH: $50 million

STATS: Oscar winner Halle, who started her career in 1986 as a teen beauty queen, proved that she is more than just a pretty face by earning an estimated $16 million a year.

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