Diddy Tops list of highest paid celebrities in the world 2017 see top 50

- 6/13/2017
By a staggering margin, Rapper, entertainer and business mogul, Sean Combs aka Diddy, topped the list of highest paid celebrities in the world 2017. This time the Hip Hop star went a further step ahead of the others by earning a career-best of $130 million In a single year. 
List of top earning celebrities
Bootylicious Singer, Beyoncé came in a not so terribly distant second place with a whopping $105 million—not bad! 
The authors and novelists where represented remarkably by best-selling fiction author, J.K. Rowling who came in an impressive third with $95 million.

Strangely Beyoncé's husband, Hip Hop artiste and business mogul Jay Z came in at a distant #55. While selfie Queen of social media and entrepreneu and TV personality  Kim Kardashian came in at 47th, while her younger sister curvaceous super model Kylie Jenner came in at 59th.
Top 50 highest paid celebrities
A large bulk of Diddy's earnings for the year came from the part sale of his clothing line Sean John. His lucrative partnership with Diageo's Ciroc vodka also contributed to the high figure he earned.

Forbes released the 100 top earning celebrities list, but below, we'll focus on the best of the best,  the Top fifty. 

This list is pretax, and  ranks the top-earning front-of-camera entertainers in the world by from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.

Here is your list of highest paid entertainers. Try not to get dizzy from the amounts of cash you see here—it's REAL!

Rank, Name, Earnings (Category, Country)
1. Diddy, $130 million (Musician, U.S.)
2. Beyoncé, $105 million (Musician, U.S.)
3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million (Author, U.K.)
4. Drake, $94 million (Musician, U.S.)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)
6. The Weeknd, $92 million (Musician, Canada)
7. Howard Stern, $90 million (Personality, U.S.)
8. Coldplay, $88 million (Musicians, U.K.)
9. James Patterson, $87 million (Author, U.S.)
10. LeBron James, $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)
11. Guns N' Roses, $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)
11. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million (Personality, U.S.) 13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)
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14. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)

15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (Personality, U.S.)

16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (Personality, U.S.)
17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million (Musician, U.S.)
18. Adele, $69 million (Musician, U.K.)
18. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)
20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million (Actor, U.S.)
21. Metallica, $66.5 million (Musicians, U.S.)
22. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, $65 million (Actor, U.S.)
23. Roger Federer, $64 million (Athlete, Switzerland)
24. David Copperfield, $61.5 million (Magician, U.S.)
25. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)
26. Garth Brooks, $60 million (Musician, U.S.)
26. Elton John, $60 million (Musician, U.K.)
26. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million (Personality, U.K.)
29. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million (Personality, U.S.)
30. Chris Rock, $57 million (Comedian, U.S.)
31. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million (Actor, U.S.)
32. Paul McCartney, $54 million (Musician, U.K.)
32. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $54 million (Musicians, U.S.)
34. Louis C.K., $52 million (Comedian, U.S.)
35. Jimmy Buffett, $50.5 million (Musician, U.S.)
35. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million (Actor, U.S.)
37. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)
37. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Athlete, U.S.)
39. Jackie Chan, $49 million (Actor, China)
40. Calvin Harris, $48.5 million (Musician, U.K.)
41. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million (Actor, U.S.)
42. Steph Curry, $47.3 million (Athlete U.S.)
43. Dave Chappelle, $47 million (Comedian, U.S.)
43. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million (Personality, U.S.)
45. James Harden, $46.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)
46. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million (Athlete, U.K.)
47. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million (Personality, U.S.)
48. Drew Brees, $45.3 million (Athlete, U.S.)
49. Taylor Swift, $44 million (Musician, U.S.)
50. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million (Personality, U.K.)
50. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million (Athlete, U.S.)

From actors and actresses to singers, sports stars to magicians,the most amazing thing about the above group of celebs is the diverse mix of entertainment genres that produced this spectacular money list.

Source: Forbes

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