The 100 Highest Paid Celebrities

By: Jay Edwards

It’s only June and Forbes is already hard at work creating their annual lists and this one might surprise you! Guess who came in at #1 on their list of the highest paid celebrities for 2017?

The Celebrity 100 list is Forbes annual list of the top-earning celebrities and this year it’s topped by Diddy!¬†That may seem strange since it’s been seven years since his last studio album, but he makes almost all his money from his other business ventures, like his Sean John clothing line, Ciroc vodka, a sports drink, and a TV network.

Here’s the Top 20:

1. Diddy, $130 million

2. Beyoncé, $105 million

3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million

4. Drake, $94 million

5. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million

6. The Weeknd, $92 million

7. Howard Stern, $90 million

8. Coldplay, $88 million

9. Author James Patterson, $87 million

10. LeBron James, $86 million

11. A tie between Guns N’ Roses and Rush Limbaugh, both with $84 million

13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million

14. Soccer player Lionel Messi, $80 million

15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million

16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million

17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million

18. A tie between Adele and Jerry Seinfeld, both with $69 million

20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

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