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Kylie Jenner tops list of Forbes 2020 highest-paid celebrities

Forbes has announced its list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2020 and according to it, Kylie Jenner tops the list.

According to the publication, the world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019, amid the global pandemic that closed down stadiums and halted performances around the world.

Socialite, model, social media star, and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner earned $590 million. Jenner’s earrings came from selling a 51% stake ​in her cosmetics company to Coty in January. 

With a total of $170 million, second on the list is American rapper and record producer Kanye West, who is also coincidentally Kylie’s brother-in-law. Kanye West collected most of his ​earnings from his Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas.

Roger Federer is at No. 3, with $106.3 million in income, and is the first tennis player to earn the top spot among athletes on the list. 

While soccer’s Cristiano Ronaldo is at No. 4 with $105 million. Ronaldo has become the first team player to earn $1 billion during his career. While Lionel Messi is in the fifth spot with $104M earning.

American director, actor, producer, and writer, Tyler Perry is at No. 6 with $97M. He is best known for his “Madea” franchise, which has grossed more than $660 million.

No. the 7 position goes to football player Neymar for getting $95.5M. Neymar is on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain through June 2022 worth $350 million in salary.

Howard Stern is at No. 8 spot, with $90M. The veteran shock jock is the world’s highest-paid radio host thanks to an eight-figure annual contract with SiriusXM.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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