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The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities - Top 10

Kylie Jenner, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Dwayne Johnson are just a few of the popular celebrity names that are regularly seen on TV shows, in movies, and on social media. A huge amount of money is made by celebrities each year, with Kylie Jenner coming out on top with her massive public fame.


Out of the hundreds of popular celebrities who are currently making it big, we have put together the top 10 highest paid people in the celebrity industry.


Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner’s estimated earnings have been the subject of immense speculation recently, but Forbes puts her net worth in the region of $900 million. Ms. Jenner has made it far with her own makeup brand and her role in the family’s well-known reality TV show. Most of her earnings were profits from her 51% sale of Kylie Cosmetics, putting her at the top of the highest paid stars in the world.


Kanye West

Kanye West is becoming more and more loved by fans all over the world. Whether he is making money from music or his presence in the world of fashion, Kanye recently earned $170M from his work, which includes owning his own clothing brands and working with huge companies like Adidas.


Cristiano Ronaldo

With an enormous social following, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular athletes in the world, typically earning $105M.


Tyler Perry

A man of many talents, Perry made it big with his career in television. Starting in the theater, he went on to become a director, producer, actor, and writer. Now owning his own studios, Tyler Perry Studios, he made $97M in the last year.


Howard Stern

This huge personality made $90M in the last year. Stern has been in the radio industry for 45 years and is much loved amongst fans and other celebrities.


Dwayne Johnson

Extremely famous and otherwise known as The Rock, Dwayne is recognized in multiple movies like Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle and is even well known for voicing popular cartoon character roles in the Disney hit, Moana. Dwayne Johnson is one of the most highly paid actors, bringing in $87.5M.

Ellen DeGeneres

Having an outstanding fanbase because of her own TV talk show, Ellen DeGeneres is a well-known name. Making an average of $84M, Ellen produces other TV shows and has lines with big brands such as Bed, Bath & Beyond.


James Patterson

Selling almost 5 million books in America in the past year, Patterson came out with $80M and is working on multiple projects, including launching campaigns during the Covid-19 pandemic to save bookstores.


Ariana Grande

An undoubtedly much-loved singer-songwriter, Ariana has a massive following of dedicated and loyal fans. Ariana makes money through her popular music and is paid a substantial amount for her award-winning perfume, amongst other perfume lines she has created, earning $72M in total.


Gordon Ramsay

Starring in TV shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef,” He owns 35 restaurants across the world and will be having 100 more built in the U.S over the next few years. Ramsay is the highest paid chef in America and the most popular celebrity chef, earning a huge $70M.

A huge amount of celebrities are in the spotlight in 2020, and the highest earning stars typically change each year as different stars become more popular.

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