100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities: The Complete List

Formerly known as Puff Daddy earlier in his career, rapper-turned-businessman P Diddy topped the list of 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities in the past year.

This is according to the latest list released by Forbes. Diddy edged out closest competitor Beyonce who appeared second on the list. The famous rapper whose real name is Sean Combs earned $130 million in the past 12 months.

However, the eye-popping amount did not come from his musical career alone. In fact, $70 million came from selling a one-third stake in his Sean John clothing line.

Beyonce came second on the list of 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities. She raked in $105 million after her lucrative Formation tour. The tour was filled with amazing performances that followed her Lemonade album.

JK Rowling who is the author of Harry Potter, who also published a series of e-books last year, completed the top three. She sits at $95 million, making her the highest-paid celebrity outside of music.

The list of 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities also includes a few non-Western celebrities. Hong Kong martial arts film legend Jackie Chan at number 39 and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at 65.

While you all are waiting for paychecks at the end of the month, these celebrities are busy raking in millions.

100 World’s Highest-paid Celebrities

1. P. Diddy – $130 million (Musician, U.S.)

2. Beyoncé – $105 million (Musician, U.S.)

3. J.K. Rowling – $95 million (Author, U.K.)

4. Drake – $94 million (Musician, U.S.)

5. Cristiano Ronaldo – $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)

6. The Weeknd – $92 million (Musician, Canada)

7. Howard Stern – $90 million (Personality, U.S.)

8. Coldplay, $88 million (Musicians, U.K.)

9. James Patterson – $87 million (Author, U.S.)

10. LeBron James – $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)

11. Guns N’ Roses – $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)

11. Rush Limbaugh – $84 million (Personality, U.S.)

13. Justin Bieber – $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)

14. Lionel Messi – $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)

15. Dr Phil McGraw – $79 million (Personality, U.S.)

16. Ellen DeGeneres – $77 million (Personality, U.S.)

17. Bruce Springsteen – $75 million (Musician, U.S.)

18. Adele – $69 million (Musician, U.K.)

18. Jerry Seinfeld – $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)

20. Mark Wahlberg – $68 million (Actor, U.S.)

21. Metallica – $66.5 million (Musicians, U.S.)

22. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $65 million (Actor, U.S.)

23. Roger Federer – $64 million (Athlete, Switzerland)

24. David Copperfield – $61.5 million (Magician, U.S.)

25. Kevin Durant – $60.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

26. Garth Brooks – $60 million (Musician, U.S.)

26. Elton John – $60 million (Musician, U.K.)

26. Gordon Ramsay – $60 million (Personality, U.K.)

29. Ryan Seacrest – $58 million (Personality, U.S.)

30. Chris Rock – $57 million (Comedian, U.S.)

31. Vin Diesel – $54.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

32. Paul McCartney – $54 million (Musician, U.K.)

32. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $54 million (Musicians, U.S.)

34. Louis C.K. – $52 million (Comedian, U.S.)

35. Jimmy Buffett – $50.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

35. Adam Sandler – $50.5 million (Actor, U.S.)

37. Andrew Luck – $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

37. Rory McIlroy – $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)

39. Jackie Chan – $49 million (Actor, China)

40. Calvin Harris – $48.5 million (Musician, U.K.)

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41. Robert Downey – Jr., $48 million (Actor, U.S.)

42. Steph Curry – $47.3 million (Athlete U.S.)

43. Dave Chappelle – $47 million (Comedian, U.S.)

43. Judy Sheindlin – $47 million (Personality, U.S.)

45. James Harden – $46.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

46. Lewis Hamilton – $46 million (Athlete, U.K.)

47. Kim Kardashian West – $45.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

48. Drew Brees – $45.3 million (Athlete, U.S.)

49. Taylor Swift – $44 million (Musician, U.S.)

50. Simon Cowell – $43.5 million (Personality, U.K.)

50. Phil Mickelson – $43.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

52. Tom Cruise – $43 million (Actor, U.S.)

53. Kenny Chesney – $42.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

53. Steve Harvey – $42.5 million (Personality, U.S.)

55. Luke Bryan – $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

55. Celine Dion – $42 million (Musician, Canada)

55. Jay Z – $42 million (Musician, U.S.)

58. Sofia Vergara – $41 million (Actor, Colombia)

59. Kylie Jenner – $41 million (Personality, U.S.)

60. Bruno Mars – $39 million (Musician, U.S.)

60. Tiësto – $39 million (Musician, Netherlands)

62. Russell Westbrook – $38.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

63. Sebastian Vettel – $38.5 million (Athlete, Germany)

64. Damian Lillard – $38.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

65. Shah Rukh Khan – $38 million (Actor, India)

65. Jennifer Lopez – $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

65. The Chainsmokers – $38 million (Musician, U.S.)

68. Novak Djokovic – $37.6 million (Athlete, Serbia)

69. Amy Schumer – $37.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

70. Tiger Woods – $37.1 million (Athlete, U.S.)

71. Salman Khan – $37 million (Actor, India)

71. Neymar – $37 million (Athlete, Brazil)

71. Bill O’Reilly – $37 million (Personality, U.S.)

71. Dolly Parton – $37 million (Musician, U.S.)

71. Ed Sheeran – $37 million (Musician, U.K.)

76. Dwayne Wade – $36.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

77. Fernando Alonso – $36 million (Athlete, Spain)

77. Sean Hannity – $36 million (Personality, U.S.)

77. Rihanna, $36 million (Musician, Barbados)

80. Bon Jovi – $35.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

80. Akshay Kumar – $35.5 million (Actor, India)

82. Billy Joel – $35 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Florida Georgia Line – $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Toby Keith – $34.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

83. Jordan Spieth – $34.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

87. Derrick Rose – $34.2 million (Athlete, U.S.)

88. Usain Bolt – $34.2 million (Athlete, Jamaica)

89. Gareth Bale – $34 million (Athlete, U.K.)

89. Conor McGregor – $34 million (Athlete, Ireland)

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89. Britney Spears – $34 million (Musician, U.S.)

92. Kei Nishikori – $33.9 million (Athlete, Japan)

93. Fletcher Cox – $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

94. Clayton Kershaw – $33.4 million (Athlete, U.S.)

95. Chance The Rapper – $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

95. Katy Perry – $33 million (Musician, U.S.)

97. Carmelo Anthony – $32.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

98. Jason Aldean – $32.5 million (Musician, U.S.)

98. Kevin Hart – $32.5 million (Comedian, U.S.)

100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $32 million (Athlete, U.S.)

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Meanwhile, in case you missed it, pop star Taylor Swift, who topped the previous 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities list by earning $170 million, took a nosedive to the 49th place as she had concluded her tour.

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