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The Top Paid Celebrities According to Forbes

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.

Hollywood Streets Close Due To ‘Rogue One’ Premiere

Parts of Hollywood Boulevard were shut down before the release of the movie “Rouge One:A Star Wars Story.” It is expected that as the week goes on even more streets will be closed.

 

Red carpets are currently being laid out as props are being constructed for the major event. A life-size replica of a Star Wars universe X-Wing Starfighter will be a prop for the occasion. The movie will premiere on Saturday evening. It is expected to be one of the largest box office openings of all time at $130 million. This is the first movie in the Rogue One franchise which is expected to have many follow up movies.

 

The story fits into the Star Wars timeline before “Star Wars:Episode IV,” in which Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke discovers he has the potential to become a jedi who can wield the mysterious power known as the force. It follows the journey of a handful of rebels who are fighting against The Empire led by Darth Vader.

 

The streets closing include Ivar Avenue, Vine Street and Argyle Avenue. All streets will remain closed through Tuesday after the event.

 

Vehicle traffic will not be permitted on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard until midnight on Saturday. Other parts of Vine Street further away from the movie premiere will remain open. Those who commute by walking will be able to traverse all streets closed to cars except on Friday. To get more information on the event and which streets are closed check here.