These are the 10 highest-paid celebrities in the world

It should come as no surprise that you can make a lot of money as a celebrity. But some take the cake. Who are the top 10 highest-paid celebrities in the world? And what did they earn? We can already tell you that these are staggering amounts.

Highest paid celebrities in the world

To keep it a bit exciting, we count down from number top 1 to 10 down.

1. Kylie Jenner – $590M

Kylie Jenner goes bared for Playboy (and already shares a taste)
Kylie Jenner – ©AFP

Kylie Jenner may be only 23 years old, but she has secured spot 1 on this list. And how! In 2020, Kylie earned a whopping $487 million. This is partly due to her clothing line with sister Kendall and Kylie Cosmetics, and Kylie Skin.

The amount is so much higher than the rest of the list because she sold the majority share of the Kylie Cosmetics brand in 2020.

2. Kanye West – $170M

Kanye West breaks down in tears during concert
Kanye West

He is making a massive leap in earnings from number three to number two. That’s impressive, considering Kanye West once had about $44.7 million in debt. Due to multiple sources of income, that is now a different story.

He earns money with his music career, Yeezy shoe line at Adidas, and his clothing line.

3. Roger Federer – $106.3M

Roger Federer
Roger Federer – ©Britannica

You don’t just get rich with football; you can do that just as well with tennis. The Swiss Roger Federer proves that with his 10-year contract that is worth 300 million dollars. Good to know: Federer also gives back. His foundation has already raised more than 50 million dollars so that children in Africa can go to school.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo – $105M

Funny action: Ronaldo shakes hands with ‘ghost fans’
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid sportsperson in the world. In 2018, he signed a deal with Juventus for no less than $64 million a year and will expire in 2022. But he also has many sponsor deals. Because he is the most followed athlete on social media, he can charge a lot of money for that. It earns him a fourth-place among these highest-paid celebrities in the world.

5. Lionel Messi – $104M

“Messi refuses to renew contract and leaves Barça next summer”
Lionel Messi

Many people call Messi the best footballer in the world, and that includes a matching salary. That ensures that he was the highest-paid athlete worldwide in 2019 and 2020.

His contract with Barcelona has now expired, and he is in talks for a new contract that may require him to give up his salary due to financial problems at the club. Fortunately, he also rakes in enough through sponsor deals.

6. Tyler Perry – $97M

 Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry – ©IndieWire

Tyler Perry is famously known for his successful film “Madea” franchise. It consists of a series of 11 movies grossing more than $660 million. He also writes, directs, and produces many films and series, landing him sixth on this list of highest-paid celebrities

7. Neymar – $95.5M

Neymar
Neymar

It is not surprising that the Brazilian Neymar is on this list because his transfer to football club Paris Saint-Germain is the most expensive in football history.

His five-year contract is worth no less than $350M. Neymar is also the second most famous athlete on social media; as a result, he has won collaborations with Nike, Gillette, Red Bull, and McDonald’s, among others.

8. Howard Stern – $90M

Howard Stern
Howard Stern – ©NPR

The American Howard Stern proves that you can also become rich by making radio. He achieves this list of highest-paid celebrities thanks to his eight-figure annual salary at radio station SiriusXM.

9. LeBron James – $88.2M

LeBron James
LeBron James -©Sports illustrated

Even if you’re not American and don’t like basketball, Lebron James’s name will probably sound familiar to you.

The basketball player earns his money through sports and his media and production companies SpringHill Entertainment and Uninterrupted.

10. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5M

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson – ©NME

Actor Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson, really needs no introduction. Why did he make this list? In 2020, he signed a $20 million Netflix deal for the film Red Notice, which he will appear in late 2021 with Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.

As if that wasn’t enough money, he also earns through sponsored posts on his social media.

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