Sean Combs beats Beyonce to top Forbes top 100 highest paid entertainers

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is the top earner on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.
The magazine says the artiste, formerly known as Puff Daddy, brought in $130 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.
Forbes says Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a stake in Ciroc vodka and the $70 million sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line all contributed to his earnings.



No. 2 on the list is Beyoncé, with $105 million in earnings.
‘I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry,’ Beyoncé told the magazine in 1999. She is currently on break from touring as she gets ready to have twins,
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling brought in $95 million, while rapper Drake and Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo round out the top five.
Last year’s top earner, Taylor Swift, dropped to No. 49. The singer brought in $44 million, down from $170 million – but she hasn’t put out an album or toured since 2015.
All 100 celebrities on the list made a combined $5.15 billion, but that doesn’t account for the fees they pay agents, managers or lawyers.



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Swift’s downfall on the list had a huge impact on the combined amount that the women on the list made this year.
Last year, all of the women on the list made $892.5 million, a fifth of the money coming from Swift.
This year, that amount dipped down to $522.5 million, despite the fact that there was one more woman on the list.
In fact, women make up just 16 per cent of the list, a reflection of the gender pay gap.



This is seen in the film industry, which has 10 male actors on the list but not a single actress.
The list includes 12 celebrities from the UK and four from Canada. Twenty per cent of the celebrities are European and five per cent are from Asia.
Kylie Jenner was among some of the newcomers on the list this year. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie made $41 million last year thanks to endorsements, the family’s reality TV show and her cosmetics and clothing lines.
Also new on the list is comedian Amy Schumer, TV host Steve Harvey, Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor and Chance The Rapper.



The figures were determined using data from Nielson, NPD Bookscan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D’Marie and IMDB.
Celebrity earnings:
1. Sean Combs, $130 million
2. Beyoncé, $105 million
3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million
4. Drake, $94 million



5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million
6. The Weeknd, $92 million
7. Howard Stern, $90 million
8. Coldplay, $88 million
9. James Patterson, $87 million
10. LeBron James, $86 million
11. Guns N’ Roses, $84 million
11. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million
13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million



14. Lionel Messi, $80 million
15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million
16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million
17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million
18. Adele, $69 million
18. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million
20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million
21. Metallica, $66.5 million
22. Dwayne Johnson, $65 million
23. Roger Federer, $64 million
24. David Copperfield, $61.5 million
25. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million
26. Garth Brooks, $60 million



26. Elton John, $60 million
26. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million
29. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million
30. Chris Rock, $57 million
31. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
32. Paul McCartney, $54 million
32. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $54 million
34. Louis C.K., $52 million
35. Jimmy Buffett, $50.5 million
35. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
37. Andrew Luck, $50 million
37. Rory McIlroy, $50 million
39. Jackie Chan, $49 million
40. Calvin Harris, $48.5 million
41. Robert Downey, Jr. $48 million
42, Stephen Curry, $47.3 million



43. Dave Chappelle, $47 million
43. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million
45. James Harden, $46.6 million
46. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million
47. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million
48. Drew Brees, $45.3 million
49. Taylor Swift, $44 million
50. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million
50. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million
52. Tom Cruise, $43 million
53. Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
53. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million
55. Luke Bryan, $42 million
55. Celine Dion, $42 million
55. Jay-Z $, 42 million
58. Sofia Vergara, $41.5 million
59. Kylie Jenner, $41 million
60. Bruno Mars, $39 million
60. Tiesto, $39 million



62. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million
63. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million
64. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million
65. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million
65. Jennifer Lopez, $38 million
65. The Chainsmokers, $38 million
68. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million
69. Amy Schumer, $37.5 million
70. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million
71. Salman Khan, $37 million
71. Neymar, $37 million
71. Bill O’Reilly, $37 million
71. Dolly Parton, $37 million
71. Ed Sheeran, $37 million
76. Dwayne Wade, $36.2 million
77. Fernando Alonso, $36 million
77. Sean Hannity, $36 million
77. Rihanna, $36 million
80. Bon Jovi, $35.5 million
80. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million
82. Billy Joel, $35 million



83. Dr. Dre, $34.5 million
83. Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million
83. Toby Keith, $34.5 million
83. Jordan Spieth, $34.5 million
87. Derrick Rose, $34.3 million
88. Usain Bolt, $34.2 million
89. Gareth Bale, $34 million
89. Conor McGregor, $34 million
89. Britney Spears, $34 million
92. Kei Nishikori, $33.9 million
93. Fletcher Cox, $33.4 million



94. Clayton Kershaw, $33.3 million
95. Chance The Rapper, $33 million
95. Katy Perry, $33 million
97. Carmelo Anthony, $32.6 million
98. Jason Aldean, $32.5 million
98. Kevin Hary, $32.5 million
100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $32 million

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