Highest Paid Entertainers of the Year

FORBES has declared the list of the Top 100 Highest Paid Entertainer around the world. It includes the entertainer from 21 countries.
3 Bollywood actors are also successful to make their position within Top 100 list.
Here are the Countdown:

80. Akshya Kumar

     $35.5 million

Akshay Kumar, a king of the Bollywood box office for over a quarter of a century, mints millions through both starring and ensemble roles. He still keeps busy, starring in four movies in our scoring period. Kumar also pulls in seven figures hawking products from deodorant to Eveready batteries.

71.     Salman Khan

          $37 million

Salman Khan has appeared in more than 85 movies since his 1989 breakout role Maine Pyar Kiya.Khan continues to produce and star in films, earning top rupee for flicks such as Sultan, which went on to become the second-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2016. He remains one of India’s biggest stars, despite criminal controversies: In December 2015, the Mumbai High Court tossed out a conviction against Khan, who had been sentenced to five years in prison for a 2002 hit-and-run car incident which killed a homeless man

65.  Shah Rukh Khan

       $38 Million

King Khan continues to bank big from starring roles in Bollywood movies such as Raees, for which he earns upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.

52.  Tom Cruise

       $43 Million

At 54, Cruise is still making millions jumping off buildings and running away from explosions. The action star and outspoken advocate for Scientology earns eight figures for films like The Mummy and Mission: Impossible 6

49.   Taylor Swift

       $44 Million

After pulling in $170 million in 2016, mostly from her record-breaking 1989 World Tour, Swift mints millions even in a quiet year on the strength of music sales and deals with Keds, Apple and AT&T.

47.  Kim Kardashian West

      $45.5 Million

Despite the ups and downs of the last year, Kardashian returns to our list, boosted by a wide range of income streams– namely her television show, her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game and social media platforms, where she earns upwards of $300,000 for spotlighting brands.

18.   Adele

       $69 Million

The singer broke her Album of the Year Grammy in half to share with Beyoncé, but these earnings are all hers: Despite turning down millions in endorsements over the years, the belting Brit still cashes in with consistent touring.

13.  Justin Bieber

       $83.5 Million

The Canadian crooner collected the largest annual haul of his career, boosted by 105 live shows. He also cashes in on a Calvin Klein endorsement deal and his JustMoji icons.

5.   Cristiano Ronaldo

      $93 Million

This past year Ronaldo was named FIFA’s best player in the world for the fourth time, secureda contractextension with Real Madrid that will pay him more than $50 million for each of the next four years through his 36th birthday and inked a lifetime deal with Nike worth upward of $1 billion. His native Portugal honored him by renaming an international airport after he led that country to a UEFA Euro title last summer. This season he led Real Madridto La Liga title and back-to-back Champions League crowns. His growing line of CR7 branded products now include shoes, underwear, fragrance, jeans and a line of hotels. Ronaldo remains the most popular athlete in the world with 275 million social media followers

4.  Drake

     $94 Million

The most-streamed artist on the planet over the past 12 months, Drake has been making the bulk of his bucks on the road during his recently-completed Boy Meets World Tour. He also collects checks from Apple, Sprite and Nike.

3.  J.K. Rowling

    $95 Million

The British novelist worked her magic again withHarry Potter and the Cursed Child. The co-written stage play was the bestselling book of 2016 with over 4.5 million domestic copies and its West End production is sold out well into 2018. Rowling also conjured cash from her Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studios and her latest movie,Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

2.  Beyonce

     $105 Million

Queen B pulled in nine figures thanks largely to her Formation World Tour, which wrapped up in late 2016 and grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. She’s now taking a break from touring as she and husband Jay Z welcome twins to their family.

1.   Sean ‘Diddy’

     $130 Million

Nearly two decades after appearing on the cover of the first-ever Celebrity 100 issue, Diddy tops the list thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka and selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.


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