World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities List Is Out: Diddy, Beyoncè, Drake & The Weeknd Are In Top 10

The Weekend: Turned 3.2 Billion Streams into $92 Million

Forbes Magazine has just unveiled its 2017 list of Highest Paid Celebrities, and on top it, with a career-high $130 million in the last year is Sean “Diddy” Combs. It emerged earlier this month, that the rapper had also topped the magazine’s list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists of 2017.

No. 2 on the list is Beyoncè, with $105 million in earnings. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling brought in $95 million, while Drake sits at No. 4 having banked $94 million.

The Weeknd, who appears on the issue’s June 29th cover, comes in at No. 6 on earnings of $92 million in the last year period. In the issue, according to Black America Web, he talks about marketing himself toward a major record deal, huge fan base and billions of streams on digital platforms after earning a cult fan base back in 2010.

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“I kind of treat my albums like films when I write them, telling one big story,” he says, before revealing his next step: “More visual candy and hopefully a venture into my first true love, cinema,” the crooner concludes.

Also featured on the list in the top 10 slots is basketball star LeBron James, English band, Coldplay, radio host Howard Stern and author James Patterson.

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

Read the full list here.


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