Kanye West, JAY-Z, & Drake Among World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

Written by on June 4, 2020

Forbes has launched its annual checklist of the world’s highest-paid celebrities.

After being declared a billionaire in April, Kanye West​ ranks at No. 2 with $170 million. West, who claims he’s value greater than $three billion, collected most of his ​fortune from his Yeezy sneakers empire with adidas.

Kanye’s sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, was the top-earner with $590 million after promoting a 51 % stake ​in her Kylie Cosmetics model to Coty in January. Final month, Forbes revoked her billionaire standing, claiming she had exaggerated the dimensions of her enterprise. Nevertheless, the cash she pulled in from the deal stays one of many greatest movie star cashouts of all time.

Hip-hop stars dominated the checklist together with Sean “Diddy” Combs at No. 37. His partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka helped earn him $55 million. Hip-hop’s first billionaire, JAY-Z, follows at No. 42, because of his investments in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac.

Drake ranks at No. 49 with $49 million. Champagne Papi has been holding busy throughout quarantine, releasing his mixtape Darkish Lane Demo Tapes in late April.

Different entertainers on the Movie star 100 checklist embrace Ariana Grande (No. 17, $72 million), Ed Sheeran (No. 23, $64 million), Jennifer Lopez (No. 56, $47.5 million), Rihanna (No. 60, $46 million), and Will Smith (No. 69, $44.5 million).

The world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a mixed $6.1 billion earlier than taxes and costs, down $200 million from 2019, because of the world pandemic which pressured the cancelation of excursions and stay occasions worldwide.

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