The world already knew that Diddy was the highest paid man in Hip Hop but Forbes has also listed him as the highest paid celebrity period….you read that right…the HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY!!!
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According to Forbes, Sean “Diddy” Combs raked in a massive $130 million last year and Diddy’s not the only one that brought in some bank last year, Beyonce’ came in at No. 2 bringing in $105 million.
Diddy’s lucrative earnings came from a sponsorship deal with Ciroc vodka, his Sean John clothing line and from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. Diddy earned $70 million when Global Brand Group bought a majority stake in his clothing line, Forbes reported.
He also has large stakes in companies like DeLéon tequila, Aquahydrate alkaline water and Revolt TV — skyrocketing his net worth to about $820 million, according to Forbes.
Like Diddy, Beyoncé also jumped to the top of the list this year, rising from number 34 last year. This year was her second-highest earning of her career, Forbes noted, and can be attributed to her Formation World Tour as well as the release of her album, Lemonade.
Forbes’ list includes a range of celebrities from musicians to authors to athletes to “personalities” like Kim Kardashian West.
Here’s the Top 10 Highest Earning Celebrities according to Forbes:
- Sean “Diddy” Combs, $130 million
- Beyoncé Knowles, $105 million
- J.K. Rowling, $95 million
- Drake, $94 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million
- The Weeknd, $92 million
- Howard Stern, $90 million
- Coldplay, $88 million
- James Patterson, $87 million
- LeBron James, $86 million
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