Forbes just released the list of world’s highest-paid stars and topping the list is Kylie Jenner with a $590 million dollar earnings. Some others who are on the top-10 spots are Roger Federer, Ronaldo, Messi, Tyler Perry, Neymar and Lebron James. Akshay Kumar, the Bollywood actor is 52nd on the list and even the only Indian on it. Celebrity 100 is released every year since 1999 to recognize celebrities with the highest pays throughout the year. In 1999, Michael Jordan topped the list followed by Julia Robert’s in 2000. And, other stars that have clinched the spots are Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, the passion of Christ actor Mel Gibson, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Floyd Mayweather, and Taylor Swift.
The Bollywood actor Kumar is the only Indian to have made the list with his earnings from endorsements, businesses and films. He is the fourth highest-paid actor and the most paid in Bollywood in 2020 as his earnings surpassed that of international celebrities like Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. Forbes describes him as one of the most philanthropic personalities in India as he has donated $4 million to a worthy cause in the country. He is not resting on his oars soon as his upcoming web series and movies are tipped to become a major success this year.
Kylie Jenner who is number one on the list is the youngest member of the Kardashian family with an earning that is more than that of the next five celebrities on the list put together. Though her billionaire status was withdrawn last week for exaggerating the success of her cosmetics company, yet she has still earned enough to top the celebrity list. Forbes reported that the brand was deliberately made to look more successful than it really is. Kylie however responded with a tweet that she did not ask or lie to be given any title. She was on the Forbes list of Billionaires in 2019 and now she is believed to be worth about $900 million.
Coming second on the list is Kanye West, a musician that is married to the model and celebrity Kim Kardashian. He earned much from his sneakers deal with Adidas which garnered $1 billion sales in 2019, making him the highest paid musician on the list. And, he released a popular album tagged ‘Jesus is King’ which became the first album to top more than one chart at once and his $170 million earning is twice the earnings of Elton John who is the next ranked musician. West had disagreed with the company’s publication in April when they named him a Billionaire with about $1 billion but the artiste said he was worth more than $3 billion instead and faulted the publication’s report.
After West and John, Arianna Grande is the next highest paid musician and the Jonas brothers are fourth. There is a belief that there will be a major plunge in the next list as celebrities do not have the opportunity to engage in their activities as they used to in previous years.