“I ain’t foolin’ around… I’m building assets,”
-Diddy claimed to FORBES back in 1999. Turns out he was right. After appearing on the cover of the first-ever Celebrity 100 issue, Diddy tops FORBES’ annual ranking of the highest-earning entertainers in the world, banking $130 million pretax in our 12-month scoring period.
It has been reported that the majority of his 2017 total comes from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million. Adding to that a lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership and his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, Diddy puts Beyoncé on the edge.Beyoncé whose $105 million haul is the second-largest of her career, due to her Formation World Tour and Lemonade release. Beyoncé is now taking a break from touring to welcome her twins, but only after grossing a quarter of a billion dollars on the road.
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Author J.K. Rowling ($95 million) returned to the ranking to snag the (No. 3 spot). Drake made more than doubled his 2016 take-home thanks to relentless touring in which he earned $94 million (No. 4 ). Cristiano Ronaldo football player for Real Madrid’s ($93 million) rounded out the top five (No. 5 ).
Leading the way: The Weekend falling at No. 6 with a total of $92 million.
Kylie Jenner joins the Celebrity 100 for the first time at just 19, thanks to Kylie Cosmetics and KUWTK which makes her the youngest member in the list. ewncomers including Steve Harvey (No. 53; $42.5 million), Amy Schumer (No. 69; $37.5 million) Conor McGregor (No. 89; $34 million) and Chance the Rapper (No. 95; $33 million).