The Top 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 – Forbes

Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, LeBron James, Jackie Chan and Melissa McCarthy–what do they all have in common? They’re members of this year’s edition of the FORBES Celebrity 100, the definitive accounting of the top-earning entertainers on the planet.

This list originally appeared on Forbes, by Zack O’Malley Greenburg.

These stars pulled in a collective $5.1 billion pretax during our June-to-June scoring period. Regrettably, that’s more than the GDP of Belize, Gambia and Bhutan combined. Yet the list is surprisingly international in scope, ranging from Hollywood’s usual suspects like top-earning actor Dwayne Johnson (No. 19, $64.5 million) and cover star Kim Kardashian (No. 43, $51 million) to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (No. 99, $30.5 million) and Korean pop sensation Bigbang (No. 54, $44 million).

 

The 2016 Celebrity 100

 

Rank Name Age Earnings Category
#1 Taylor Swift 26 $170 M Musicians
#2 One Direction $110 M Musicians
#3 James Patterson 69 $95 M Authors
#4 Dr. Phil McGraw 66 $88 M Personalities
#4 Cristiano Ronaldo 31 $88 M Athletes
#6 Kevin Hart 37 $87.5 M Comedians
#7 Howard Stern 62 $85 M Personalities
#8 Lionel Messi 29 $81.5 M Athletes
#9 Adele 28 $80.5 M Musicians
#10 Rush Limbaugh 65 $79 M Personalities
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#11 LeBron James 31 $77 M Athletes
#12 Madonna 58 $76.5 M Musicians
#13 Ellen DeGeneres 58 $75 M Personalities
#13 Rihanna 28 $75 M Musicians
#15 Garth Brooks 54 $70 M Musicians
#16 Roger Federer 35 $68 M Athletes
#17 AC/DC 61 $67.5 M Musicians
#18 Rolling Stones $66.5 M Musicians
#19 Dwayne Johnson 44 $64.5 M Actors
#20 David Copperfield 60 $64 M Magicians
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#21 Calvin Harris 32 $63 M Musicians
#22 Sean Combs 46 $62 M Musicians
#23 Jackie Chan 62 $61 M Actors
#24 Bruce Springsteen 67 $60.5 M Musicians
#25 Paul McCartney 74 $56.5 M Musicians
#26 Justin Bieber 22 $56 M Musicians
#26 Kenny Chesney 48 $56 M Musicians
#26 Novak Djokovic 29 $56 M Athletes
#26 Kevin Durant 28 $56 M Athletes
#30 Matt Damon 46 $55 M Actors
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#30 Ryan Seacrest 41 $55 M Personalities
#30 U2 $55 M Musicians
#30 The Weeknd 26 $55 M Musicians
#34 Beyoncé Knowles 35 $54 M Musicians
#34 Gordon Ramsay 49 $54 M Personalities
#36 Jay Z 46 $53.5 M Musicians
#37 Luke Bryan 40 $53 M Musicians
#37 Tom Cruise 54 $53 M Actors
#37 Phil Mickelson 46 $53 M Athletes
#37 Cam Newton 27 $53 M Athletes
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#37 Jordan Spieth 23 $53 M Athletes
#42 Kim Kardashian 36 $51 M Personalities
#43 Kobe Bryant 38 $50 M Athletes
#44 Muse $49 M Musicians
#45 Foo Fighters $48.5 M Musicians
#46 Johnny Depp 53 $48 M Actors
#47 Toby Keith 55 $47.5 M Musicians
#48 Judy Sheindlin 74 $47 M Personalities
#49 Lewis Hamilton 31 $46 M Athletes
#49 Jennifer Lawrence 26 $46 M Actresses
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#51 Tiger Woods 40 $45.5 M Athletes
#52 Eli Manning 35 $45 M Athletes
#53 Joe Flacco 31 $44.5 M Athletes
#54 Bigbang $44 M Musicians
#54 Tom Brady 39 $44 M Athletes
#54 Floyd Mayweather 39 $44 M Athletes
#57 Jerry Seinfeld 62 $43.5 M Comedians
#58 Ben Affleck 44 $43 M Actors
#58 Sofía Vergara 44 $43 M Television actresses
#60 Rory McIlroy 27 $42.5 M Athletes
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#61 Elton John 69 $42 M Musicians
#61 Russell Wilson 27 $42 M Athletes
#63 Dr. Dre 51 $41 M Musicians
#63 Katy Perry 32 $41 M Musicians
#63 Sebastian Vettel 29 $41 M Athletes
#66 Jimmy Buffett 69 $40.5 M Musicians
#67 Mumford & Sons $40 M Musicians
#68 Jennifer Lopez 47 $39.5 M Musicians
#69 Drake 30 $38.5 M Musicians
#70 Philip Rivers 34 $38 M Athletes
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#70 Tiesto 47 $38 M Musicians
#72 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 35 $37.5 M Athletes
#72 Rafael Nadal 30 $37.5 M Athletes
#72 Neymar 24 $37.5 M Athletes
#75 Jason Aldean 39 $36.5 M Musicians
#75 Fernando Alonso 35 $36.5 M Athletes
#77 Gareth Bale 27 $36 M Athletes
#78 Marcell Dareus 26 $35 M Athletes
#78 Vin Diesel 49 $35 M Actors
#80 Peyton Manning 40 $34 M Athletes
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#80 Derrick Rose 28 $34 M Athletes
#82 Maroon 5 $33.5 M Musicians
#82 A.J. Green 28 $33.5 M Athletes
#82 Kei Nishikori 26 $33.5 M Athletes
#82 Ed Sheeran 25 $33.5 M Musicians
#86 Robert Downey Jr. 51 $33 M Actors
#86 James Harden 27 $33 M Athletes
#86 Shah Rukh Khan $33 M Actors
#86 Dave Matthews Band $33 M Musicians
#86 Melissa McCarthy 46 $33 M Actresses
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#91 Usain Bolt 30 $32.5 M Athletes
#92 Clayton Kershaw 28 $32 M Athletes
#92 Dwyane Wade 34 $32 M Athletes
#94 Akshay Kumar 49 $31.5 M Actors
#94 Penn & Teller $31.5 M Magicians
#94 Brad Pitt 52 $31.5 M Actors
#97 Carmelo Anthony 32 $31 M Athletes
#97 Drew Brees 37 $31 M Athletes
#99 Gisele Bündchen 36 $30.5 M Models
#99 Britney Spears 34 $30.5 M Musicians

 

 

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