Diddy is the world's highest-paid celebrity

2017-06-13 08:28

New York — Sean "Diddy" Combs is the top earner on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.

The magazine says the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy - who appeared on the cover of the first ever Forbes 100 issue in 1999 - brought in $130m from 1 June 2016, to 1 June 2017.

Diddy's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a stake in Ciroc vodka and the $70m sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line all contributed to his earnings.

No. 2 on the list is Beyoncé, with $105m in earnings.

Rounding out the top 3 is Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who brought in $95m.

Rapper Drake with $94m and Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with $93m complete the top five.

Last year's top earner, Taylor Swift, dropped to No. 49. The singer brought in $44m, down from $170m.


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