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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Top 15 World's Highest Paid Celebrities 2017

Below is the list of Top 15 highest paid celebrities all over the world in all fields. This list is issued by Forbes world's most famous and authentic magazine. I have added comprehensive details of each member who topped the world in term of earnings in 2017. Hope you would enjoy and feel free to give your comments below.

1. Sean John Combs, Diddy, $130 million (Musician, U.S.)



Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. He was born in Harlem and was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993. His debut album No Way Out (1997) has been certified seven times platinum and was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001), and Press Play (2006). In 2009 Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).


Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. Combs is the Chairman and CEO of Combs Enterprises. In 2017 Forbes estimated his net worth at $820 million and declared most valuable celebrity of 2017 with total annual earning $130 million.


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


Beyoncé born September 4, 1981 is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history.

She has sold an estimated 100 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million records with the group Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists in history. She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is also the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s (decade). She is announced second most valuable celebrity of 2017 with total earning US$ 105 Millions.

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


Joanne Rowling, born 31 July 1965, who writes under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films in the series.

According to Forbe's list of highest paid celebrities in 2017 she got third number with total earnings of US$ 95 millions.

4. Drake, $94 million (Musician, Canada)


Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects.

According to Forbes, drake is fourth most valuable celebrity of 2017 with annual turnover US$ 94 millions.

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


Cristiano Ronaldo born 5 February 1985 is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

According to Forbes he ranked fifth in highest paid celebrities in 2017 with total income of US$ 93 million this year.

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



Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. He got famous in very short time started his career by posting his videos on youtube. Now he is sixth highest paid celebrities in 2017 as per forbes. Good Luck for more success in your life.

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


Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which gained popularity when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. Stern has broadcast on Sirius XM Radio since 2006. Stern first wished to be on the radio at five years of age. He landed his first radio jobs while at Boston University. From 1976 to 1982, Stern developed his on-air personality through morning positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, and WWDC in Washington, D.C. Stern worked afternoons at WNBC in New York City from 1982 until his firing in 1985.

Stern is seventh highest paid celebrities in 2017 with total US$ 90 Million annual earning. 

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



Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as drummer and backing vocalist, completing the lineup. Creative director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the fifth member by the band. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs: Safety in 1998 and Brothers & Sisters and The Blue Room in 1999. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. They declared 8th among highest paid celebrities in 2017 with total annual income US$ 88 Million. 

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


James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at $700 million. 

According to forbes highest paid celebrities list he ranked ninth in 2017 with US$ 87 million, and second most highest ranked author writer after J K Rowlings. 

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



LeBron Raymone James born December 30, 1984 is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, is the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer, and is the NBA career playoff scoring leader.

With his professional skills he ranked 10th Most highest paid celebrity in 2017 with total earnings US$ 86 Million,

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


Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GnR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses have released six studio albums, accumulating sales of more than 100 million records worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States, making them the 41st best-selling artist of all time. In year 2017 they ranked 11th in most highest paid celebrities list issued by forbes with US$ 84 million in their bag, which is very handsome amount. 

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


Rush Hudson Limbaugh born January 12, 1951 is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcasts The Rush Limbaugh Show. According to December 2015 estimates by Talkers Magazine, Rush Limbaugh has a cume (cumulative weekly audience) of around 13.25 million unique listeners (listening for at least five minutes), making his show the most listened-to talk-radio program in the US. In the list of highest paid earning celebrities of 2017 he shared with Guns N Roses with same earning US$ 84 Million.

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



Justin Drew Bieber born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. It was certified Platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries, was certified triple Platinum in the U.S. and contained his single "Baby".

He is earning very well for quite sometime now but he is dropped down to 13th in highest paid celebrities list according to forbes he is earning US$ 83.5 million in 2017.

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



Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most official goals scored in La Liga (349), a La Liga season (50) and a club football season in Europe (73), a calendar year (91), as well as those for most assists made in La Liga (137) and the Copa América (11). He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country. He is listed 14th most highest paid celebrity in 2017 with US $ 80 million.

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


Phillip Calvin McGraw (born September 1, 1950), known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $70 million for the previous 12 months, and ranked him the 15th highest earning celebrity in the world. But now his earnings increased to $79 million for previous 12 months but position is same.

Source: Wikipedia and to get complete list click on Forbes

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