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Highest Paid Celebrities 2020

In case this year wasn’t tough enough already, Forbes has confirmed that this is indeed Kylie Jenner’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The youngest of the Kardashian clan has managed to secure a monster bag this year, with the publication naming the 23-year-old as the highest-paid celebrity in 2020.

Raking in billions between them.

Is indeed back to convey a totally different synopsis of exactly how much the world’s most acclaimed individuals really procure, and by and by, it’s sufficient to shake your head in a balance of doubt and wrath.

Obviously, by and by it makes for genuinely puzzling yet not totally astonishing perusing, and to practically nobody’s stun, it was unscripted television star-turned beauty care products sovereign Kylie Jenner who blitzed the resistance this year, rounding up the greater part a billion dollars from her makeup image. The contentions encompassing whether she’s ‘independent’ will keep on seething on, yet there stays presumably that Kylie Cosmetics has made Jenner an exceptionally rich woman.

The remainder of the best 20 remaining parts a procession of the typical suspects, with competitors, entertainers, artists and radio personalities overwhelming the rundown. Look at the main 20 most generously compensated celebs on the planet underneath (and a short overview of how they made their money), here.

1. Kylie Jenner (USD$590 Million)

How they acquired it: While the best individual from the Jenner/Kardashian faction actually makes significant coin from her unscripted television profession, it’s the Kylie Cosmetics brand, of which sold she 51% to Coty in January, that made Kylie Jenner by a long shot and away the most elevated procuring celeb of 2020.

Source of income: Cosmetics
Born: 10 August 1997 (age 23 years), Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Partner: Travis Scott (2017–2019)
Children: Stormi Webster

2. Kanye West (USD$170 Million)

How they procured it: Kanye had an especially large 2020, with an official run the feature (or lowlight) of an especially disorderly year. The most elevated acquiring man in music, a large portion of his pay currently comes from Adidas’ Yeezy sub-brand, which sold $1.3 billion USD in stock in 2019.

Source of income: Music, Sneakers
Born: 8 June 1977 (age 43 years), Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Net worth: 1.3 billion USD (2020) Forbes
Children: North West, Psalm West, Saint West, Chicago West

3. Roger Federer (USD$106.3 Million)

How they earned it: the highest-earning man in sport for 2020, the Fed Express’s lucrative sponsorship deals netted him more than nine figures.

Source of income: Sport
Citizenship: Switzerland
Sponsors: Barilla, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, Uniqlo, Wilson
Total Earnings: USD$106 million
Salary/Winnings: USD$6.3 million
Endorsements: USD$100 million

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (USD$105 Million)

How they earned it: Just pipping long-time rival Leo Messi to the post as the highest-earning soccer player in the world, it’s Ronaldo‘s extensive list of sponsorships that make up for the fact that he took a significant paycut to move to Italian giants Juventus.

Source of income: Sport
Citizenship: Portugal
Sponsors: Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Nike, Unilever
Total Earnings: USD$105 million
Salary: USD$60 million
Endorsements: USD$45 million

5. Lionel Messi (USD$104 Million)

How they earned it: Boasting one of the biggest contracts in soccer right now, the Barcelona legend also boasts a healthy array of sponsorship deals, earning fat paychecks from the likes of Adidas, Gatorade, Huawei, Mastercard, and Pepsi.

Source of income: Sport
Citizenship: Argentina
Sponsors: Adidas, Gatorade, Huawei, Mastercard. Pepsi
Total Earnings: USD$104 million
Salary: USD$72 million
Endorsements: USD$32 million

6. Tyler Perry (USD$97 Million)

How they earned it: the most well-paid person in the movie biz, Tyler Perry owns 100% of his vast array of movie and TV properties, often writing and directing his own projects. The most successful of these, the Madea franchise, has grossed more than $660 million USD at the box office.

Source of income: Film
Born: 13 September 1969 (age 51 years), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Net worth: 1 billion USD (2020) Forbes
Partner: Gelila Bekele (2009–)

7. Neymar Jr. (USD$97 million)

How they earned it: as the talismanic forward for oil-rich football giants Paris Saint-GermainNeymar boasts the most lucrative contract in soccer, paying him $350 million USD over 5 years.

Source of income: Sport
Citizenship: Brazil
Sponsors: Beats, DAZN, Electronic Arts, Gillette, Mastercard, Nike, Red Bull, TCL
Total Earnings: USD$92.5 million
Salary: USD$70.5 million
Endorsements: USD$25 million

8. Howard Stern (USD$90 Million)

How they earned it: Still the world’s highest-paid radio host, shock jock Howard Stern pulls in eight figures as part of his contract with digital radio station Sirius XM.

Source of income: Radio
Born: 12 January 1954 (age 66 years), Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Height: 1.96 m
Spouse: Beth Ostrosky Stern (m. 2008), Alison Berns (m. 1978–2001)
Children: Ashley Jade Stern, Emily Beth Stern, Deborah Jennifer Stern
Books: Howard Stern Comes Again, Private Parts, Miss America

9. LeBron James (USD$88.2 Million)

How they earned it: LeBron James‘ contract remains one of the biggest in Basketball, but the commercial clout surrounding King James remains unrivalled. He pulled in more than $60 million from endorsement deals with 2K Sports, AT&T, Beats, Coca-Cola, GMC, KIA Motors, Nike, RIMOWA, and Walmart.

Source of income: Sport
Citizenship: United States
Sponsors: 2K Sports, AT&T, Beats, Coca-Cola, GMC, KIA Motors, Nike, RIMOWA, Walmart
Total Earnings: USD$88.2 million
Salary: USD$28.2 million
Endorsements: USD$60 million

10. Dwayne Johnson (USD$87.5 Million)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson rounds out the top 10 highest paid celebrities for 2020 and it’s not a huge surprise. The 48-year-old former professional wrestler-turned-action star made an estimated USD$87.5 million in 2020, thanks to a healthy USD$23.5 million payday for his upcoming Netflix film Red Notice. Johnson also made a massive amount of money from his successful Under Armour line, Project Rock.

Source of income: Film
Born
: 2 May 1972 (age 48 years), Hayward, California, United States
Height: 1.96 m
Spouse: Lauren Hashian (m. 2019), Dany Garcia (m. 1997–2008)
Children: Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson
Nationality: American, Canadian, Samoan

The Best of the Rest

Forbes also went on to name to top 100 highest paid celebrities of 2020 and many of the names are exactly as you’d expect. There are athletes, actors, musicians and reality stars aplenty. Here’s the best of the rest.

11. Rush Limbaugh – USD$85 Million
12. Ellen DeGeneres – USD$84 Million
13. Bill Simmons – USD$82.5 Million
14. Elton John – USD$81 Million
15. James Patterson – USD$80 Million
16. Stephan Curry – USD$74.5 Million
17. Ariana Grande – USD$72 Million
18. Ryan Reynolds – USD$71.5 Million
19. Gordon Ramsay – USD$70 Million
20. The Jonas Brothers – USD$68.5 Million
21. The Chainsmokers – USD$68 Million
22. Dr. Phil McGraw – USD$65.5 Million
23. Ed Sheeran – USD$64 Million
24. Kevin Durant – USD$63.9 Million
25. Taylor Swift – USD$63.5 Million
26. Tiger Woods – USD$62.3 Million
27. Kirk Cousins – USD$60.5 Million
28. Post Malone – USD$60 Million
29. J.K. Rowling – USD$60 Million
30. Ryan Seacrest – USD$60 Million
31. Carson Wentz – USD$59.1 Million
32. Rolling Stones – USD$59 Million
33. Mark Wahlberg – USD$58 Million
34. Tyson Fury – USD$57 Million
35. Marshmello – USD$56 Million
35. Russell Westbrook – USD$56 Million
37. Ben Affleck – USD$55 Million
37. Sean Combs – USD$55 Million
39. Shawn Mendes – USD$54.5 Million
40. Vin Diesel – USD$54 Million
40. Lewis Hamilton – USD$54 Million
42. Jay-Z – USD$53.5 Million
43. Billie Eilish – USD$53 Million
44. Rory McIlroy – USD$52 Million
45. Simon Cowell – USD$51 Million
45. Jerry Seinfeld – USD$51 Million
47. BTS – USD$50 Million
48. Kim Kardashian – USD$49.5 Million
49. Drake – USD$49 Million
50. Jared Goff – USD$49 Million

General FAQs

Who was the highest-paid celebrity in 2020?

According to Forbes’ annual review, Kylie Jenner was the highest-paid celebrity in 2020, thanks to her lucrative deals and cosmetic business.

Who was the highest-paid actor in 2020?

For the second year running, Dwayne Johnson was named as the highest-paid actor in 2020. The former wrestler managed to earn a whopping USD$87.5 million.

Who was the highest-paid athlete in 2020?

Swiss tennis dynamo Roger Federer was named the highest-paid athlete in 2020. He secured a whopping USD$106 million in pre-tax earnings, edging past soccer icons and previous top-spot earners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Who is the most famous person in the world right now 2020?

Forbes just released the 2020 edition of its Celebrity 100 list, ranking the highest-paid celebrities in the world. Topping the list is Kylie Jenner, who earned $590 million from June 2019 through May 2020

Who is the most paid actor in the world 2020?

Dwayne Johnson tops the list for the second year in a row with $87.5 million, collecting $23.5 million for his role as an art-thief-chasing Interpol agent in the upcoming Netflix original film Red Notice. Netflix paid out an additional $85 million to Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel.