Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities

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  1. Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities
    1. 1. Kylie Jennner: 
    2. 2. Kanye West: 
  2. 3. Roger Federa: 
    1. 4. Cristiano Ronaldo:
    2. 5. LIONEL MESSI
    3. 6. Tyler Perry
    4. 7. Neymar
    5. 8. Howard Stern
    6. 9. Lebron James
    7. 10. Dwayne Johnson
    8. 11. Rush Limbaugh
    9. 12. Ellen DeGeneres – USD$84 Million
    10. 13. Bill Simmons – USD$82.5 Million
    11. 14. Elton John – USD$81 Million
    12. 15. James Patterson – USD$80 Million
    13. 16. Stephan Curry – USD$74.5 Million
    14. 17. Ariana Grande – USD$72 Million
  3. 18. Ryan Reynolds – USD$71.5 Million
    1. 19. Gordon Ramsay – USD$70 Million
    2. 20. The Jonas Brothers – USD$68.5 Million
    3. 21. The Chainsmokers – USD$68 Million
    4. 22. Dr Phil McGraw – USD$65.5 Million
    5. 23. Ed Sheeran – USD$64 Million
    6. 24. Kevin Durant – USD$63.9 Million
    7. 25. Taylor Swift – USD$63.5 Million
    8. 26. Tiger Woods – USD$62.3 Million
    9. 27. Kirk Cousins – USD$60.5 Million
    10. 28. Post Malone – USD$60 Million
    11. 29. J.K. Rowling – USD$60 Million
    12. 30. Ryan Seacrest – USD$60 Million
    13. 31. Carson Wentz – USD$59.1 Million
    14. 32. Rolling Stones – USD$59 Million
    15. 33. Mark Wahlberg – USD$58 Million:
    16. 34. Tyson Fury – USD$57 Million
    17. 35. Marshmello – USD$56 Million
    18. 36. Russell Westbrook – USD$56 Million
    19. 37. Ben Affleck – USD$55 Million
    20. 38. Sean Combs – USD$55 Million:
    21. 39. Shawn Mendes – USD$54.5 Million:
    22. 40. Vin Diesel – USD$54 Million:
    23. 40. Lewis Hamilton – USD$54 Million
    24. 42. Jay-Z – USD$53.5 Million
    25. 43. Billie Eilish – USD$53 Million
    26. 44. Rory McIlroy – USD$52 Million
    27. 45. Simon Cowell – USD$51 Million:
    28. 45. Jerry Seinfeld – USD$51 Million:
    29. 47. BTS – USD$50 Million
    30. 48. Kim Kardashian – USD$49.5 Million:
    31. 49. Drake – USD$49 Million
    32. 50. Jared Goff – USD$49 Million
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The infamous benchmark for online financial envy, Forbes, is once again sharing detailed information about the wealth of the world’s most famous celebrities, and it’ll leave you in a frenzy of bewilderment and disbelief.

It is somewhat surprising that Kylie Jenner dominated this year’s Forbes list of highest paid celebrities, raking more than half a billion dollars from her cosmetics brand. 

Although the argument around whether or not Kylie’s a ‘self-made’ entrepreneur will continue to rage on, there’s no question that Kylie Cosmetics made Jenner a very wealthy lady.

There is no apparent surprise in the rest of the top 20, with athletes and actors dominating the list.

Grab some popcorn, Sit down and find out who the 20 highest-paid celebs in the world are here (with a brief explanation of how they made their money). 

Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities

Here is a comprehensive list of Forbes 100 highest-paid celebrities.

1. Kylie Jennner: 

Kylie’s net worth is estimated to be $590 million.

Though Forbes had previously revoked her billionaire status, she recently made through the sale of 51% of her makeup brand to Coty for $600 million, netting herself $540 million between June 2019 and May 2020.

She is on Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities as the number 1.

Worth: $590M

Age: 23

Source of income: Cosmetics

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Single

Children: 1

2. Kanye West: 

Kanye is estimated to be worth $170 million. His wealth is derived from retail. His entertainment career includes being a rapper.

Entrepreneur and musician Kanye West has a lucrative multi-year deal to design sneaker brand Yeezy for Adidas. He gets an annual royalty from Adidas, which makes Yeezy shoes.

The Yeezy brand pulled in an estimated $1.7 billion in sales in 2020.

He is the second highest paid celebrities according to Forbes list.

Worth: $170M

Age: 44

Source of income: Music, Sneakers

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Divorced

Children: 4

3. Roger Federa: 

Roger is considered one of the world’s best tennis players. He is worth approximately $106.3 million.

There have been many people speculating on who topped Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes/celebrities. According to Forbes, Roger is the highest-paid athlete in the world.

Worth: $106.3M

Age: 39

Source of income: Tennis

Citizenship: Switzerland

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

4. Cristiano Ronaldo:

With his following of 500 million on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as of February 2021, Ronaldo became the first person in the world to reach that milestone.

He scored a hat trick against Cagliari in March 2021, passing legendary Brazilian forward Pele’s career goal total.

The four-year contract he signed with Juventus will expire in 2022 at an average value of $64.1 million a year. In 2020, Ronaldo became the first active athlete to earn more than $1 billion in his career.

He won five FIFA player of the year awards. He also has CR7-branded clothes, accessories, hotels, and gyms in addition to his Nike deal.

Cristiano is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

 Worth: $105M

Age: 36

Source of income: Soccer

Citizenship: Portugal

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children: 4

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5. LIONEL MESSI

In addition to winning the FIFA Player of the Year award six times and the European Golden Shoe six times, Messi has also won the Golden Shoe as the top scorer on the continent six times.

The deal that ended in June 2021 revealed that Messi was making much more money at FC Barcelona than was previously believed.

According to the leaked contract, Messi earned up to $165 million in salary and incentives annually, a record in team sports.

In 2019, Messi opened his first retail outlet in Barcelona with his own clothing line. Adidas has also signed a lifetime contract with him.

The World Health Organization selected Messi in March 2020 to lead a global campaign to combat Covid-19.

Worth: $104M

Age: 34

Source of income: Soccer

Citizenship: Argentina

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

6. Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is a director, actor, producer, and writer best known for the “Medea” franchise, which has grossed more than $660 million.

Before moving into film and television in the 2000s, Perry began his career in live theatre in the 1990s, becoming extremely popular.

Besides his earnings as a producer, Perry’s wealth is derived from owning 100% of the content he’s created dating back to the early 1990s.

Perry recently opened Tyler Perry Studios, an Atlanta property that features 12 sound stages and custom sets, including a to-scale White House.

In 2019, Perry, who previously worked with Oprah’s OWN, signed a similar deal with Viacom, acquiring 25% of the streaming service BET+.

Worth: $97M

Age: 51

Source of income: movies, television

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 1

7. Neymar

With a three-year extension signed in May 2021, Neymar will commit himself to Paris Saint-Germain until the summer of 2025.

Among the main features of his new contract are performance bonuses and payments if PSG wins the Champions League.

Having transferred from Barcelona to PSG for $263 million, which the French club paid in full prior to signing him, he has secured the record for the most expensive transfer in history.

Neymar announced the early termination of his contract with Nike’s Jordan Brand in 2020 and signed with Puma.

The Epic Games studios announced in 2021 that skin with Neymar’s image would appear in “Fortnite.”

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $95.5M

Age: 29

Source of income: Soccer

Citizenship: Brazil

Marital Status: Single

Children: 1

8. Howard Stern

Howard is reported to be the richest radio personality with about $90 million in net worth.

His contract with SiriusXM was extended by five more years by the New York Times in 2015. He had a contract for $80 million. 

 Worth: $90M

Age: 67

Source of income: Radio

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

9. Lebron James

Lebron James is one of the best basketball players in the world. His sports career has likely contributed to his 88.2 million-dollar net worth.

According to NBC Sports, he signed a 4-year contract worth $154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.                              

Worth: $88.2M

Age: 36

Source of income: Basketball

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

10. Dwayne Johnson

There’s no great surprise that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson rounds out the top 10 highest paying celebrities Forbes list.

A healthy USD$23.5 million paydays on his upcoming Netflix film Red Notice helped rake in USD$87.5 million for the former professional wrestler-turned-action star in 2020.

Besides his successful line under Under Armour, Project Rock, Johnson made a ton of money.

 Worth: $87.5M

Age: 49

Source of income: Movies

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

11. Rush Limbaugh

 In spite of a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer, the conservative talk radio host continues to dominate the airwaves.

Premiere Radio Networks renewed its contract with him in January, paying him about $70 million per year for his broadcasts.

In February 2020, Limbaugh won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, provoking controversy.

Additionally, he has authored seven books, including five titles in a children’s series called “Rush Revere,” and streams videos of his radio programs for a fee.

Worth: $85M

Age:70

Source of income: Radio

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: None

12. Ellen DeGeneres – USD$84 Million

Ellen’s net worth is estimated at $84 million, according to Forbes. This is The Ellen Show, the most popular talk show in America, hosted by Ellen.

She is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $84M

Age: 63

Source of income: Television

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

13. Bill Simmons – USD$82.5 Million

The net worth of Bill is estimated at $82.5 million. He is the first podcaster to make the list. Spotify acquired his media company, The Ringer after he sold it to the company. 

Worth: $82.5M

Age:63

Source of income: Television

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: Nil

14. Elton John – USD$81 Million

This marks Elton John’s second-highest year in the business, as his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour raked in $212 million in 2019.

Because of the pandemic, the Rocket Man’s North American tour dates in April will be postponed, and he will have to complete his five-continent tour after all.

Elton John’s AIDS Foundation announced a $1 million emergency fund in April to support HIV patients during Covid-19.

Elton is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $81M

Age:74

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

15. James Patterson – USD$80 Million

With the multi-book advance Patterson received late in 2019, he made $10 million more in 2020.

Over the past year, he sold almost 5 million books in the United States, making him America’s highest-paid author.

Authur Patterson and Bill Clinton will join forces again to write “The President’s Daughter,” slated for publication in June 2021.

The #SaveIndieBookstores campaign and a $500,000 donation were launched by him in April to support small book businesses during the Cvid-19 festival.

 Worth: $80M

Age:74

Source of income: Books

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: 1

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16. Stephan Curry – USD$74.5 Million

The two-time MVP signed the NBA’s first $200 million contracts in 2017; he’s had the league’s top salary in the four seasons since.

Curry formed a new company in 2017, SC30, which handles his philanthropic actions, brand partnerships, and investments.

The Curry Brand is planned to compete with Jordan Brand Nike by Under Armour in November 2020. Sony has a development contract with Curry’s production company, Unanimous Media.

A partnership with Audible in November 2020 led to the company moving into podcasting.

In August 2020, Curry announced an equity partnership with beverage start-up Oxygen.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

 Worth: $74.5M

Age:31

Source of income: Basketball

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

17. Ariana Grande – USD$72 Million

This year, Arianna Grande’s Sweetener World Tour made $146 million. She ranked highest on the Celebrity 100 for female musicians in 2020.

The 22-year-old artist became the festival’s youngest headlining act since it began 20 years ago.

In 2019, she won the Fragrance of the Year-Popular award for her most recent fragrance, Cloud Eau De Parfum.

Worth: $72M

Age:23

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

18. Ryan Reynolds – USD$71.5 Million

The co-owner of Aviation Gin made an estimated $48.5 million just from starring in the Netflix film “Six Underground” and the forthcoming Netflix film “Red Notice.”

Reynolds played a billionaire in “Six Underground.”

Coming next is another lucrative streaming payday for Apple TV+’s version of “A Christmas Carol.”

Ryan is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $71.5M

Age:44

Source of income: Actor

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

19. Gordon Ramsay – USD$70 Million

Ramsay is the only chef on the Celebrity 100 with 35 restaurants worldwide. He appears on shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘MasterChef.’ Ramsay sold a 50% stake in his North American holding company to Lion Capital after our annual scoring period ended in June.

To build 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in the U.S. within the next five years, Lion Capital plans to invest $100 million.

Ramsay’s shows generate more than 150 million dollars in ad sales for Fox and more than 75 hours of programming every year.

Worth: $70M

Age:54

Source of income: Food & Television

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

20. The Jonas Brothers – USD$68.5 Million

Before their reunion tour ended in February 2020, the Jonas Brothers grossed more than $1.5 million at every stop.

For the first time in a decade, the trio made the Forbes Celebrity 100 because of their lucrative live shows.

In 2019, Nick Jonas launched tequila brand Villa One in partnership with designer John Varvatos and spirits giant Stoli.

They are on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

Worth: $68.5M

Age: 31

21. The Chainsmokers – USD$68 Million

The Chainsmokers transformed themselves from DJ duo to arena rockers for their recent World War Joy Tour.”

They have an amazing handle on pop culture and are all about running a successful business,” says billionaire Mark Cuban.

The Chainsmokers are the biggest non-founding stakeholders in JaJa Tequila.

22. Dr Phil McGraw – USD$65.5 Million

Dr. Phil is one of the most-watched docudramas on television after following the billionaire’s playbook.

McGraw owns all the content he creates, and CBS distributes it for him.

The advertisement revenue he earns and the money earned by product placement also contribute to his income.

In addition to being an executive producer of “The Bull,” McGraw is also cofounder of the telemedicine app Doctors on Demand.

Worth: $65.5M

Age:70

Source of income: Food & Television

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

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23. Ed Sheeran – USD$64 Million

Between March 2017 and August 2019, Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour grossed $775 million. With this massive tally, he became the highest-grossing concert tour of all time, surpassing the U2 360° Tour from 2009 to 2011.

Sheeran, who has a tattoo of the Heinz logo on his arm, has partnered with the brand and created a limited-edition bottle.

Worth: $64M

Age:30

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

24. Kevin Durant – USD$63.9 Million

Durant signed a four-year, $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 after spending three years with the Golden State Warriors.

The 2019 NBA finals ended with Durant’s Achilles injury sidelining him for the 2019-20 season.

He returned to the All-Star game in 2020-21. The 11-time All-Star had sponsors dish out more than $40 million. He also invested in more than 40 companies, including Postmates and Acorns.

The short film that won the Oscar in 2021 for best live-action short, “Two Distant Strangers,” was produced by Durrant.

In 2020, Durant invested in the Philadelphia Union, the league’s flagship franchise.

Worth: $63.9M

Age:32

Source of income: Basketball

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

25. Taylor Swift – USD$63.5 Million

Her first album under Republic Records’ new deal, “Lover”, was released in 2019.

Swift surprised her fans in July 2020 with the release of “Folklore,” written and produced entirely within the quarantine. The album sold 1 million copies in its first week.

Taylor Swift canceled all her 2020 tour dates following the Covid-19 outbreak and plans to reschedule some dates for mid-2020.

“You Need To Calm Down,” Swift’s new song from 2019, calls for political action in support of the Equality Act.

She is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $63.5M

Age:31

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

26. Tiger Woods – USD$62.3 Million

In February 2021, Woods was injured in a car crash, which left him unable to play. From his hospital bed, Woods succeeded in landing a deal in March 2021 to bring his image to the “PGA Tour 2K” franchise.

The 15-time major winner has earned $1.5 billion of endorsements from endorsement deals, appearances, and course design deals.

In 2019, TaylorMade and Woods teamed up to release their first set of irons designed together. 

Worth: $62.3M

Age:45

Source of income: Golf

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Divorced

Children: 2

27. Kirk Cousins – USD$60.5 Million

The Vikings Cousins signed to a two-year, $66 million contract extension in March 2020.

He had joined Minnesota in 2018 after six seasons in Washington, where his $84 million contract were fully guaranteed – a rather rare practice in the NFL.

A Redskins record holder, Cousins holds three of the four most impressive single-season passing yardage totals the franchise has ever seen.

Worth: $62.3M

Age:32

Source of income: Football

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

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28. Post Malone – USD$60 Million

After grossing over $1.3 million per city during his tour, Post Malone was forced to close his tour in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which was later than some had hoped.

In 12 months, ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ sold nearly 6 million equivalent albums. With a tally of about 1 million units, that’s the highest of any musician.

In addition to sponsors like Bud Light Seltzer, the artist’s earnings include his own rosé – Maison No. 9 – launching this June.

Worth: $60M

Age:26

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

29. J.K. Rowling – USD$60 Million

The second-highest-paid author in the world is J.K. Rowling, behind James Patterson. There were nearly 2.6 million copies sold between June 2019 and June 2020 by the Harry Potter scribe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s ticket sales of $2.3 million in one week were the highest for any musical on Broadway. Her earnings are no longer primarily derived from books. Wizarding World, Universal Studios’ flagship attraction, is Rowling’s biggest cash cow.

In the wake of the pandemic, Rowling donated $1.25 million to homeless and domestic violence victims. She suspects she had COVID-19.

The serialized installments of her new children’s book, “The Ickabog,” will begin publishing in late May.

Worth: $60M

Age:55

Source of income: Books

Citizenship: United kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

30. Ryan Seacrest – USD$60 Million

“American Idol” co-host Ryan Seacrest makes over $10 million off the daily sitcom, as well as his skincare line Polished for Men.

In 2014, he began both menswear line and skincare brand line with Macy’s.

Worth: $60M

Age:46

Source of income: Radio, Television

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

31. Carson Wentz – USD$59.1 Million

With a new contract extension signed in June 2019, Atlanta Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will be paid $128 million over four years.

As part of the deal, $16.4 million was paid in signing bonuses, and $30 million in option bonuses, which will be paid in March 2020.

Among his endorsements are Nike, NRG, Bobcat, Amazon, Sanford Health, Bose, Scheels, and Black Ridge Bank.

Worth: $59.1M

Age:

Source of income: Football

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Married

Children: 1

32. Rolling Stones – USD$59 Million

The No Filter 2020 Tour, scheduled to run from May to July in North American stadiums, was canceled due to Covid-19.

As a result of Mick Jagger’s heart valve surgery last year, the Rolling Stones had already rescheduled some shows.

Still, the Stones had a record-breaking year last year, grossing $178 million in just 16 concerts.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $59M

Age:-

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: –

Children: –

33. Mark Wahlberg – USD$58 Million:

Netflix has rewarded Marky Mark with eight-figure checks for “Spenser Confidential” and the upcoming sci-fi film, “Infinite”.

He has also been working behind the camera, producing HBO’s “McMillion’s” and there is a Quibi docu series called “Run This City”.

In addition to holding shares of his family’s burger chain Wahl burgers, he also owns F45 Training.

Worth: $58M

Age:50

Source of income: Movies

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

34. Tyson Fury – USD$57 Million

Despite never losing a match before, Fury knocked out Wilder in the rematch in 2020 and earned $26 million, pushing his 12-month ring earnings to $50 million.

A multi-million dollar payday was also forwarded to the Brit following his appearance at WWE’s controversial October 2019 event in Saudi Arabia.

In November 2019, he published his autobiography, “Behind The Mask,” and it has sold more than 200,000 copies.

Worth: $57M

Age:32

Source of income: Boxing

Citizenship: United kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: 5

35. Marshmello – USD$56 Million

Earlier this year, Marshmello announced a $60 million deal to open Kaos Dayclub and Nightclub in London.

Among Marshmello’s investments is Stuffed Puffs, the marshmallow brand launched by fellow 30 Under 30 alum Michael Tierney.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $56M

Age:29

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United State

Marital Status: Single

36. Russell Westbrook – USD$56 Million

Westbrook is a two-time scoring champion and in 2017 won MVP; he’s the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for three consecutive seasons.

The NBA’s biggest contract in terms of the total value was Westbrook’s five-year, $207 million extension with the Thunder in 2017.

Worth: $56M

Age:32

Source of income: Basketball

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

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37. Ben Affleck – USD$55 Million

He organized a poker tournament with Matt Damon which raised $1.75 million to support Feeding America during the Coronavirus outbreak.

He has raked in eight-figure salaries for the Medieval thriller “The Last Duel” and the action thriller “Hypnotic.”

Again, Ben is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $55M

Age:48

Source of income: Movies

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

38. Sean Combs – USD$55 Million:

Now known as Ciroc, the booze is what makes Puff Daddy’s bucks. He has partnered with Diageo to produce the beverage. Also included in his beverage empire are DeLeón tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

Combs continues to profit from the Bad Boy back catalog, as streaming continues to rise.

Worth: $55M

Age:51

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: single

Children: 6

39. Shawn Mendes – USD$54.5 Million:

Despite being barely old enough to purchase a beer, Mendes has endorsement contracts with Calvin Klein and others.

During his tour in 2019, he earned $87 million, slightly more than the Jonas Brothers and a bit less than Post Malone.

Our 12-month sampling period showed that his music had moved over 1 million album-equivalent units. 

Worth: $55M

Age:22

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: single

Children: –

40. Vin Diesel – USD$54 Million:

Diesel made nearly $20 million upfront for “F9” thanks to the Fast and Furious franchise.

A hefty cut of the film’s profits would have allowed him to earn even more if the film hadn’t been delayed by the Coronavirus.

His action flick “Bloodshot” was also affected by the pandemic and pushed to video on demand 11 days after its theatrical release.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $55M

Age:54

Source of income: Movie

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children: 3

40. Lewis Hamilton – USD$54 Million

The 2020 Formula 1 championship, won by Lewis Hamilton, equaled that of Michael Schumacher. His contract extension to remain with Mercedes’ F1 team for one year was signed in February 2021.

He is currently the F1 sport’s most marketable driver. The fashion-conscious driver started working with Tommy Hilfiger in 2018.

Worth: $54M

Age:36

Source of income: Auto Racing

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

42. Jay-Z – USD$53.5 Million

Brooklyn-born rapper Big Sean entered the billionaire ranks this year thanks to a sprawling, diversified empire.

In addition to the entertainment company Roc Nation, Jay-Z owns a fine art collection including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Marcy Venture Partners raised an $85.8 million fund in 2019 that is named after the housing project in which he grew up.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $53.5M

Age:51

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: 3

43. Billie Eilish – USD$53 Million

Apple is said to have paid her $25 million for a documentary about her life and achievements.

She might have made Forbes top 20 if the coronavirus hadn’t halted her arena tour.

With 3.9 million units sold, her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was the No. 1 album of 2019.

This year’s Grammy Awards saw Eilish win five awards, making her the first woman to sweep all four main categories in a single night.

Worth: $53M

Age:19

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

44. Rory McIlroy – USD$52 Million

During the 2019 season, he earned a $15 million bonus check from winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup.

Rory McIlroy partnered with NBC Sports in 2019 to launch GolfPass, a digital subscription service aimed at helping golfers improve their game.

In the U.S., GolfPass costs $99 annually and presents more than 4,000 coaching tips. Four years after his last time at the top, McIlroy returned to the top of the World Golf Rankings in February 2020.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $52M

Age:32

Source of income: Golf

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Married

Children: –

45. Simon Cowell – USD$51 Million:

“America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent” have brought in millions for the music mogul from judging TV shows.

Camilla Cabello, Olly Murs, Noah Cyrus are among the artists on his label.

Cowell donated more than $1.5 million to Feeding America and Feeding Britain in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Worth: $51M

Age:61

Source of income: Music, Television

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: In Relationship

Children: 1

45. Jerry Seinfeld – USD$51 Million:

The former star of Seinfeld still attracts crowds more than two decades after his show ended, bringing in over $20 million during a recent tour.

“23 Hours to Kill” earned him another $20 million from Netflix.

Seinfeld’s 90s-era work continues to pay off. Netflix will pay $500 million for five years of airing rights to the sitcom.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $51M

Age:67

Source of income: Comedy

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

47. BTS – USD$50 Million

On the road in 2019, K-Pop’s supergroup made $170 million, more than any other American band except Metallica.

As they prepared for a summer stadium tour across the U.S., Covid-19 clipped the boy band’s momentum.

The most fans can do for now is play manager of BTS World, an app that allows them to manage the group.

Worth: $51M

Age:-

Source of income: Music.

Citizenship: South Korean

Marital Status:-

Children: –

48. Kim Kardashian – USD$49.5 Million:

Kardashian West made a fortune on reality TV, selling cosmetics, mobile games, and now, shapewear.

She is primarily wealthy through her cosmetics and fragrance company KKW Beauty.

She sold 20% of the company to Coty for $200 million in 2020.

Skims is the shapewear line that she launched in 2019. She is estimated to hold a majority stake of $225 million, according to Forbes.

Imaginary Ventures gave her $5 million to launch Skims, an inclusive shapewear line.

Divorce proceedings between Kardashian and husband Kanye West commenced in February 2021. They have four children.

Worth: $49.5M

Age:40

Source of income: Cosmetic, Reality-TV

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Separated

Children: 4

49. Drake – USD$49 Million

In late April 2020, Drake released a mixtape called “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” that documented the quarantine experience.

With the album peaking at No. 2, the project narrowly lost out to Kenny Chesney for the top spot.

One of the singles included on “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” was the viral hit “Toosie Slide.”

Worth: $49M

Age:34

Source of income: Music

Citizenship: Canada

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

50. Jared Goff – USD$49 Million

In 2019, the Los Angeles Rams agreed to a deal worth $134 million with quarterback Jared Goff, which includes a $25 million signing bonus and a $21 million roster bonus.

He launched a clothing line called “JG16” in 2019 with t-shirts, hoodies, and hats.

During the Coronavirus, he donated $250,000 to the Los Angeles Food Bank to cover one million meals for people in need.

He is on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities.

Worth: $49M

Age:26

Source of income: Football

Citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Single

Children: –

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Other Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

Forbes also went on to name the top 100 highest-paid celebrities of 2020 and many of the names are exactly as you’d expect. The list of reality stars is long, and it’s filled with athletes, actors, musicians, and musicians. A selection of the best of the rest.

51 Judy Sheindlin-$49m

52 Akshay Kumar-$48.5m

53 Conor Mcgregor-$48m

54 James Harden-$47.8m

55 Giannis Antetokounmpo-$47.6m

56 Jennifer Lopez-$47.5m

57 Anthony Joshua-$47m

58 Pink-$47m

59 Deontay Wilder-$46.5m

60 David Copperfield-$46m

61 Rihanna-$1bn

62 Luke Bryan-$45.5m

63 Lin-manuel Miranda-$45.5m

64 Backstreet Boys-$45m

65 Tom Brady-$45m

66 Phil Collins-$45m

67 Drew Brees-$44.8m

68 Novak Djokovic-$44.6m

69 Will Smith-$44.5m

70 Blake Shelton-$43.5m

71 Sean Hannity-$43m

72 Sofía Vergara-$43m

73 Celine Dion-$42m

74 Kyrie Irving-$41.9m

75 The Eagles-$41m

76 Adam Sandler-$41m

77 Phil Mickelson-$40.8m

78 Julio Jones-$40.5m

79 Metallica-$40.5m

80 Jackie Chan-$40m

81 Rafael Nadal-$40m

82 Heidi Klum-$39.5m

82 Travis Scott-$39.5m

84 Kevin Hart-$39m

85 Klay Thompson-$38.8m

86 Katy Perry-$38.5m

87 Lady Gaga-$38m

88 Bon Jovi-$38m

89 U2-$38m

90 Naomi Osaka-$37.4m

91 Canelo Alvarez-$37m

92 Damian Lillard-$37m

93 Paul Mccartney-$37m

94 Oprah Winfrey-$37m

95 Dj Khaled-$36.5m

96 Kiss-$36.5m

97 Sebastian Vettel-$36.3m

98 Serena Williams-$36m

99 Angelina Jolie-$35.5m

100 Mohamed Salah-$35.1m

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