Rihanna, Jay Z, The Weeknd, Hit Forbes’ 2016 Highest-Paid Celebrity List

Rihanna, Jay Z, The Weeknd, Hit Forbes’ 2016 Highest-Paid Celebrity List


Taylor Swift is the highest-paid celebrity of 2016, according to Forbes’ newly released Celeb 100 list. The 26-year-old pop singer earned $170 million over the past year, $60 million more than the second-place entry, boy band One Direction.

Several figures from the worlds of Hip Hop and R&B made the list, which features entertainers including athletes, actors, musicians, media personalities and at least one magician.

Rihanna tied Ellen Degeneres for the 13th spot, earning $75 million.

The singer released her eighth studio album,ANTI, in 2016 and hit the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. She also stacked cash through endorsement deals with Samsung, Dior and Puma.

Sean “Diddy” Combs took the 22nd spot by raking in $62 million, while The Weeknd came in 30th with $55 million.

Hip Hop power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z combined for $107.5 million between them, with Mrs. Carter coming in at #34 with $54 million and her husband taking #36 with $500,000 less.

Other rappers to feature on the list include Dr. Dre at #63 ($41 million) and Drake at #69 ($38.5 million).

Comedian, actor and Hip Hop fan Kevin Hart came in at #6 with $87.5 million.

Here’s the Top 5 (with a tie at #4). Check the full list here.

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)
2. One Direction ($110 million)
3. James Patterson ($95 million)
4. Dr. Phil McGraw ($88 million)
4. Christiano Ronaldo ($88 million)
6. Kevin Hart ($87.5 million)
And here’s a clip of Rihanna putting on a crown at a show while getting turnt in Turin, Italy — because why not.

What a fucking night!!!!! #Turin thank you 4 da turn up tonight man! I can’t wait to come back to you!! #ANTIWORLDTOUR

A video posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onJul 11, 2016 at 3:28pm PDT

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