Forbes hasreleased their annual list of the highest-paid celebrities from the past year and surprise, surprise – Kylie Jenner has been crowned number one. It’s a no-brainer really, given the young mogul sold a majority stake in her Kylie Cosmetics brand to beauty giant Coty for $600 million. Forbes financial experts – who accused Jenner of falsely inflating her wealth to claim the publication’s ‘youngest self-made billionaire’ title back in May – estimated that she pocketed $590 million in 2020.
While Jenner earned the most by a mile, her closest contender for the crown was none other than brother-in-law Kanye West, who was second on the list. It was an eventful year for the former presidential hopeful, but Forbes reports that the rapper still managed to take home $170 million in 2020, with the bulk of his paycheck coming courtesy of his Yeezy partnership with Adidas.
Of the 100 names mentioned, there are a few unexpected entrants – like who knew The Chainsmokers outearned Taylor Swift this year, with the music duo coming in at #21 on the list, pulling in a combined $68 million over the folklore singer’s $63.5 million.
Fellow popstar Ariana Grande came in at #17, with $72 million while 18-year-old Billie Eilish was the youngest member on the list, clocking in at #43 with $53 million. Controversy did little to quell the income of embattled celebrities Ellen Degeneres and J.K. Rowling, who brought in $84 million and $60 million respectively.
Check out the top 10 highest-paid celebrities in 2020 below:
- Kylie Jenner – $590M
- Kanye West – $170M
- Roger Federer – $106.3M
- Cristiano Ronaldo – $106.3M
- Lionel Messi – $104M
- Tyler Perry – $97M
- Neymar – $95.5
- Howard Stern – $90M
- LeBron James – $88.2M
- Dwayne Johnson – $87.5M