List of world’s highest paid celebrities of 2017


Forbes has published its annual list of world’s top paid celebrity of last year according to which former rapper and current businessman P Diddy is on top who is slightly above singer Beyonce. In the last 12 months, his earnings remained $130 million while selling one third stake in his Sean John clothing line provided him $70 million which is more than half of his total earning.

Sean Combs is the real name of Diddy who was popular with the name of Puff Daddy during his career has an estimated worth of $820 million but the past decade saw very less music released by the former singer. But the reason behind his wealth is his business interests including a North American arena tour last year along with other artists present on his label of ‘Bad Boy Records’.

With $105 million earning, Beyonce remained at 2nd spot as she completed her profitable Formation tour that was followed by her ‘Lemonade’ album. The total worth of Beyonce is expected to be $1 billion while her husband Jay Z is also at number 55 in this list.

JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter, is at 3rd position with $95 million worth while she is also the highest paid celebrity apart from music industry.


Behind her are Canadian hip-hop star Drake, famous Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and another Canadian singer The Weeknd.

At number 11, we have music band Guns N Roses with $84 million earnings which was made possible after the reunion of important band members Slash and Axl Rose after 23 years.

The position of famous pop star Taylor Swift shows change in the list as the singer was on top of the list last year with $170 million but completion of her latest tour takes her to 49th position this year.


There were few non Western celebrities also in the list like famous Hong Kong based martial art film star Jackie Chan at number 39 and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at 65th position.






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