MELISSA MADDEN BROWN, 41

VP of product design for the official hat maker for the Kentucky Derby

Orlando, Fla.

$105,000

"I'm grateful to our Tenth Street Hats customers who choose my designs to be a part of their wardrobes."

MELISSA BIRES, 51 Registered veterinary technician

Loganville, Ga.

$16,869

"I love providing empathetic nursing care to my furry patients and connecting with their pet parents!"

SEAN GALLAGHER, 30 Senior manager, hospitality staffing

New York

$120,000

"I get to use my 10 years of experience as an NYC chef to grow our hospitality department."

JENNIFER LOPEZ, 49

Actress, singer, dancer

$47 MILLION (EST.)

ANNA JOHNSON, 35, AND JOHANNA KITZMAN, 30

Co-owners, wedding photography/branding company

San Diego

$170,000

TIM DEVINE, 59

Supply and Accounts Coordinator

St. Louis

$47,654

"I oversee the issuance of uniforms and equipment and the related service contracts for the St. Louis County Police Department. Each day I get to interact with all the police officers and professional staff. I try to make their day a little better by making sure their equipment works properly and their uniforms are nice and comfy."

BLAKE SHELTON, 42

Singer and judge, The Voice

$28 MILLION (EST.)

JENNIFER LESHER, 53 Aircraft mechanic

Seattle

$80,050

"Every day is different. It's an amazing feeling to watch a plane take off and know that work I did with my hands and brain helped get it into the sky."

JOBS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

Anyone who feeds, grooms, bathes, exercises or cares for pets is in high demand, as America's pet love booms. Almost 70 percent of U.S. households (84.6

million homes) now include a pet.

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