Celebrities are paid well. In fact, some people even believe that they are paid to much to entertain society however it seems each year the numbers surrounding celebrity wealth only continue to grow. Forbes recently released their list of the 100 top paid celebrities based on calculations from June of 2016 to June of 2017. This year there were many newcomers and some close battles for top spots. Check out some of the highlights below and if you would like to see the full list it can be found here.
This year the #1 spot went to Diddy who banked $130 million prior to taxes during the 12 month period. A large chunk of this came from the sale of the Sean John clothing line which was purchased for roughly $70 million. Last year Drake held the #3 spot, however, this year he was surpassed by J.K. Rowling who made $95 million in the one year period in comparison to Drake who brought in a close $94 million in the same time frame.
Other names that made the list this year include Beyonce at #2 with $105 million, Jackie Chan at #39 with $49 million, Kevin Hart at #98 with $32.5 million and Amy Schumer at #69 with $37.5 million. Steve Harvey, Conor McGregor, and Chance the Rapper also made the list this year for the first time ever. Altogether the 100 highest paid celebrities in the world brought in a combined $5.15 billion prior to taxes between June of 2016 and June 2017. Seeing how that is enough to end world hunger we can only hope that every celebrity on this list donated money to help others this year.