Even the novel pandemic that took the whole planet by storm couldn’t downfall these 25 personalities, as they now ranks as the highest paid celebrities for the year 2020.
2020 is about to conclude, and although the year is entitled to be a cursed one, it has been greatly fortunate for some topnotch singers, actors and other media personalities. Hence, following is the list of highest paid celebrities, who with their invincible talent and mastery skills treated their bank accounts very well this year.
1. Kylie Jenner
The youngest global sensation, American media personality, model, actress and businesswoman Kylie Jenner secures the first position among the highest paid celebrities with $590 million. Being a multi-talented starlet, Kylie has bagged a huge some of followers, being one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, with 203 million followers. Furthermore, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star also owns one of the world’s most expensive cosmetic brands, titled Kylie cosmetics, which she initiated together with her sisters.
2. Kanye West
Massively popular American rapper Kanye West comes second to his sister in law Kylie Jenner and has seized a total of $170 million this year. Besides being a first class rapper, Kanye also serves as a fashion designer and has collaborated with Adidas, Louis Vuitton and Nike etc. He is also a founder of creative content company DONDA.
3. Roger Federer
Professional tennis player Roger Federer follows Kanye West as the highest paid celebrities with earnings of 106.3 million. Roger is ranked No. 5 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Also, he has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Entitled to be the best footballer of the world, Cristiano Ronaldo who is the captain of national Portuguese team, managed to garner $105 million this year. Here to mention, Ronaldo is the most followed personality on Instagram worldwide with nearly 245 million followers.
5. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi, the second best footballer in the world ranks right after Ronaldo as the highest paid celebrities, with $104 million. The player assists as the captain to both Spanish club Barcelona and Argentina national team.
6. Tyler Perry
Foremost American actor, director, writer and producer Tyler Perry grabbed a smooth $97 million this year. Some of his highest grossing films include Daddy’s Little Girls, Good Deed and The family that preys to name a few.
7. Neymar Jr.
The 28 years old footballer Neymar Jr. who plays as the captain of Brazilian national team earned $95.5 million this year, marking his rank among the highest paid celebrities.
8. Howard Stern
Howard Allen Stern is a world class comedian, radio and TV personality and writer. With his astounding gift of words, the celeb bagged $90 million this year.
9. LeBron James
American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, LeBron James is considered the greatest of all times basketball player. James harvested $88.2 million this year.
10. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name the Rock is an American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former American football and Canadian football player. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the world’s highest-grossing actors. Likewise, the actor grabbed $87.5 million this year, securing his place among highest paid celebrities.
11. Rush Limbaugh
Host to the highly acclaimed ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’, Rush Hudson Limbaugh ranks 11th among the highest paid celebrities. Previous year, his radio show was ranked to be the most listened-to radio show, with 15.5 million listeners. This year, he collected $85 million.
12. Ellen DeGeneres
Enormously admired American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer Ellen DeGeneres earned $84 million this year.
William John Simmons III is an American sports analyst, author, podcaster, and former sports writer. Moreover, he is also the founder and CEO of the sports and pop culture website The Ringer. His earnings for 2020 calculates %82.5 million.
14. Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John, the veteran singer, song-writer and pianist bagged $81 million this year.
15. James Patterson
Renowned American author and philanthropist James Patterson ranks 15th among highest paid celebrities. Some of his much applauded work includes Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red and Witch and Wizard among others.
16. Stephen Curry
Another of the American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, Stephen Curry took hold of $74.5 million this year.
17. Ariana Grande
Enormously popular American actress and singer, and the second most followed instagram personality Ariana Grande, with her soothing vocals harvested $72 million this year. Some of her most appreciated songs are 7 rings, Side to Side, one last time, love me harder, Rain on me and thank you, next to name a few.
18. Ryan Reynolds
The face of the 90s Ryan Reynolds, the American-Canadian actor earned $71.5 million this year, making him one of the Highest paid celebrities.
19. Gordon Ramsay
British chef, restaurateur and television personality Gordon Ramsey, through his strong game of ingredients poised $70 million this year.
20. The Jonas Brothers
The American pop band, composed of three brothers named Kevin, Joe and Nick earned $69.5 million this year. Some of the squad’s highly celebrated melodies include Sucker, year 3000, Burning up and Love bug among others.
21. The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers is an American electronic DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew.” The duo collected $69 million in the year 2020.
22. Dr. Phil McGraw
The face of Winfrey show, Dr. Phil also lies among highest paid celebrities, with annual $65.5 million.
23. Ed Sheeran
The voice of the highest grossing Shape of You garnered $64 million.
24. Kevin Durant
American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Kevin Durant, bagged $63.9 million.
25. Taylor Swift
The massively admired female voice, Taylor Swift, who garnered a handful of awards this year ranks 25th among highest paid celebrities. She earned $63.5 million.