The stars that shine Oh-so-bright in the sky of fame have captured our heart in different ways. Some with their music, some with their word, while some with their incredible acting.
Sometimes we can’t help but wonder how much these extraordinary people make with all their talent and glamor! Here’s a list of top 10 highest earning celebrities. Take a look.
1. Taylor Swift– The chart is topped by the 27 years old American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She recorded a total earning of $170 M. Taylor Swift is known for her narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.
2. One Direction– Next in the line is not any single person, but a band. One Direction recorded a total income of $110 M. The London-based English-Irish pop boy band is made of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25th March 2015.
3. James Patterson– Born on 22nd March 1947, James Brendan Patterson is an American author. His most notable works include The Alex Cross series, the Women’s Murder Club series, the Maximum Ride series, the Michael Bennett series, the Middle School series and the I Funny series. He recorded a total earning of $95 M.
4. Dr. Phil McGraw– Dr. Phil McGraw scored a total income of $88 M. The American television personality, author and psychologist also host the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in the year 2002. He first gained his celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo– When it comes to earnings Cristiano Ronaldo and Dr. Phil McGraw are tied at the fourth place with Ronaldo too recorded a total earning of $88 M. The Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team is one of the highest earning athletes.
6. Kevin Hart– The American actor, comedian, writer, and producer began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. His first big break was in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. His most notable works are Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005) and Little Fockers (2010). Hart recorded a total earning of $87.5 M.
7. Howard Stern– The multi-talented American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer scored a total income of $85 M. He landed his first radio jobs while he was still at Boston University. From 1976 to 1982, Stern developed a strong on-air personality through morning positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, and WWDC in Washington, D.C.
8. Lionel Messi– The Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team is the 8th in the list with an income of $81.5 M. Messi is the only football player ever to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he won consecutively and also the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.
9. Adele– The English singer-songwriter graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006. She received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. Adele is at the 9th spot with a total earning of $80.5 M.
10. Rush Limbaugh– He holds the 10th position on the list with an income of $79 M. This American entertainer, radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator has worked in a series of disc jockey jobs since the age of 16.
Let’s see what 2017 unfold for these celebrities.