Forbes has released their 2017 list of highest paid celebrities in the world, they release this list yearly.
This list ranges from musicians to actors to athlets and TV hosts, these are the celebrities who within the 12-month ranking period made the most money.
Forbes stated that the 100 celebrities banked a cumulative $5.15 billion pretax during the June 2016 to June 2017 scoring period. (more…)
Cristiano Ronaldo made $93 million to claim the number 5 spot and he is still the highest paid athlete in the world.
New comers in the list include Kylie Jenner who is the youngest member at just 19 (No. 59, $41m), Steve Harvey (No. 53; $42.5 million), Amy Schumer (No. 69; $37.5 million) Conor McGregor (No. 89; $34 million) and Chance the Rapper (No. 95; $33 million).
According to Forbes, “Though there are 10 male actors on the ranking, not a single female movie star made the cut. In fact, women comprise just 16% of the world’s top-earning celebrities, an imbalance that reflects the gender pay gap in entertainment and beyond. The 16 women on this year’s list earned a cumulative $822.5 million, thanks largely to second-ranked Beyoncé’s take-home. Though there is one more woman on the ranking than last year, 2017’s combined female payday is down from $892.5 million in 2016 (a fifth of which came from Taylor Swift).”
“Across categories, streaming has finally turned into a major moneymaker for the entertainment industry. While the aggregate earnings of the Celebrity 100 are essentially flat at just over $5 billion in the past 12 months compared with the prior year, income directly related to streaming surged 118% to $387 million in 2017 from $177 million in 2016. Leading the way: The Weeknd (No. 6; $92 million), who has translated 5.5 billion streams in the past two years into an estimated $75 million touring advance,” Forbes said.
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