With earnings stacked at a staggering $130 million, Sean “Diddy” Combs is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, according to Forbes’ 2017 list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.
While this latest feat from the laser-focused Diddy is already impressive enough, the Bad Boy Records mogul also moved up over 22 spots from last year’s list. His 2016 earnings were listed at $62 million.
Trailing closely behind the 47-year-old entrepreneur in the #2 spot is Houston megastar Beyoncé, who made an even bigger jump from last year’s list. She was previously listed at #34, sandwiched between actor Matt Damon and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Other Hip Hop/R&B artists to break into the Top 10 include Drake (#4) and The Weeknd (#6).
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James can presumably find comfort in his #10 spot on Forbes’ list, even after losing the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors Monday night (June 12),
Despite dominating the list’s Top 10, Hip Hop and R&B acts are noticeably absent from the majority of it. Although they make a return midway through the list thanks to Jay Z, who secured the #55 spot with $42 million earned. Bruno Mars (#60), Rihanna (#77), Dr. Dre (#83), and Chance The Rapper (#95) also make the cut.
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