Forbes Lists The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

Every year about this time the good folks over at Forbes compile a list of the biggest money makers on the planet. Well, today Forbes provides a look at the world’s highest-paid celebs. This time around we find Diddy on top of the list, bringing in $130 million over the past 12 months. Diddy has multiple avenues for income including Sean John, Ciroc, and his Bad Boy empire.

The rest of the of the list features a who’s who of artists, writers, actors and more, including Beyonce who came in second with $105 million. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling came in at No. 3; Drake holds court at No. 4 and the soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo came in fifth. A relatively good year we would say. Check out the rest of the list at Forbes and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Stay tuned for much more from the world of entertainment coming soon.


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