Forbes Celebrity rich list: Who ranks top?

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Forbes has given insight into the world of celebrity earnings in the entertainment industry by releasing its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers.

A snap look at the top 10 presents a few surprises and then some much bigger surprises, as the earnings show that the women are giving the men a ‘run for the money’. Have a look:

1. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – $130m
2. Beyonce Knowles – $105m
3. JK Rowling – $95m
4. Drake – $94m
5. Cristiano Ronaldo – $93m
6. The Weekend – $92m
7. Howard Stern – $90m
8. Coldplay – $88m
9. James Patterson – $87m
10. LeBron James – $86m

Singer, Beyonce Knowles and Author, JK Rowling are the only two women in the top 10 and they sit comfortably in 2nd and 3rd place. Real Madrid playmaker and FIFA men player of the year winner, Cristiano Ronaldo comes in at 5th place after having a wonderful past few months for both club and country, added to his line of branded products out for sale.

LeBron James is the other sportsman on the list, coming in at 10th place, his endorsements with brands like Nike and a host of other popular companies makes him an NBA sensation ‘on and off’ the court. Howard Stern and James Patterson are the only other non-musicians on the list, coming in at 7th and 9th place.

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