FORBES is out with its Celebrity 100 list, a compilation the world’s top-earning celebrities.
With pop diva Taylor Swift in the lead with a whooping $170 million, the top 5 includes boy band One Direction in the second spot with$110 million followed by author James Patterson with $95 million Dr. Phil McGraw at the fourth spot with $88 million and also 3-time FIFA best player Christiano Ronaldo also ranking fourth place with $88 million.
Meanwhile,Beyoncé and Jay Z take the World’s Highest Paid celebrity couple title with a total of $107.5 million in their name. Also on the list are Kim Kardashian, Adele, Rihanna, Drake, Kevin Hart, DrDre, Diddy, Floyd Mayweather, The Rock,Messi,Justin Beiber,LeBron James, Ellen De Generes, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Lopez and many more.
See the full list below!
Explaining the methodology for this list, FORBES states: “To form the Celebrity 100, FORBES evaluates pretax celebrity earning from June 2015 to June 2016. Fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Figures are based on numbers from Nielsan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Song kick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves. The result is the definitive index of who’s making what in the global business of fame.”
Some of those who didn’t make the cut include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Maia Sharapova, Manny Pacquiao, Justin Timberlake, and Bradley Cooper among others.
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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