These Are The Top Ten Highest Earning Celebrities Of The Year


The amount that celebrities earn tends to fall above the threshold for money I can actually comprehend, but Forbes has released their ranking of the super rich.

The top spot is very surprisingly taken by Sean John Combs, better known as P. Diddy, who earns an unfathomable $130m (£102m) per year.

The 47-year-old U.S. rapper and producer was in 22nd place last year but his recent tour of the states, a vodka marketing deal, and the selling of his Sean John clothing line have bumped him to number one.


The Queen of Harry Potter J.K Rowling bagged herself third place earning $95m (£74.8m).


Beyonce’s empire seems untouchable as she comfortably took second place with $105m (£82.7m).

The Lemonade singer is clearly the breadwinner in the family, with her husband Jay Z only making it to 55th place!


Canadian hip hop legend Drake danced his way from number 69 last year to four.

He has more than double his fortune to $94m (74.06m) in a year because of his valuable endorsements with Nike, Sprite, and Apple.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has many reasons to be celebrating. After the apparent birth of his twins, the Real Madrid striker is earning a cosy $93m (£73.2m).


The Weeknd followed Ronaldo closely with $92m and at a very surprising number seven is controversial radio antagonist Howard Stern.

The former America’s Got Talent judge is part way through a deal with Sirius XM Radio and was recently in the news for calling Melania Trump a ‘broad’ when speaking to Donald Trump, telling her she was ‘so hot’.

Dwayne Johnson earned $65 million putting him at number 22, while Gordon Ramsay took 28th place with $60 million.

Vin Diesel is 31st earning $54.5 million, while Ed Sheeran comes in all the way down at 71st with a cool $37 million.

Newcomers to the list include 19-year-old Kardashian Klan member Kylie Jenner after her cosmetics company and clothing line helped her bank a reported $41 million, taking her to 59th on the rich list.

She hasn’t quite beaten her big sister Kim yet, who holds 47th place earning $45.5 m.


Surprisingly Rihanna is 79th on the rich list earning $36 million, closely followed by Dr. Dre at 83rd and Katy Perry at 96th with $33 million.

Conor McGregor came in at 90th place earning $34 million, but with a potential £500 million super-fight with Floyd Mayweather on the cards, things could change soon.

Oh and the list also included Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 100. The Swede’s time with Manchester United helped him to accumulate a healthy $32 million.