See Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

See Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

Forbes has released its annual list of highest paid celebrities for 2017.


 From musicians to actors, sports stars and TV hosts, these are the celebrities that made the most money in the 12-month ranking period.

Forbes stated that the 100 celebrities banked a cumulative $5.15 billion pretax during the June 2016 to June 2017 scoring period.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was on the cover of the first ever publication of the list in 1999, sits atop the list 18 years later after raking in $130m. “The majority of his 2017 total comes from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million. Combined with a lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership and his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour,” Forbes said.

Second on the list is Beyoncé, who made $105 million, thanks to her Formation World Tour and Lemonade release.

Author J.K. Rowling returns to the ranking after her 3-year hiatus to claim the number 3 spot ($95 million).

Drake who more than doubled his take home last year, sits on the number four spot with $94 million.

Highest paid athlete in the world Cristiano Ronaldo made $93 million to claim the number 5 spot.
New comers in the list include Kylie Jenner who is the youngest member at just 19 (No. 59, $41m), Steve Harvey (No. 53; $42.5 million), Amy Schumer (No. 69; $37.5 million) Conor McGregor (No. 89; $34 million) and Chance the Rapper (No. 95; $33 million).

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