New Delhi: American media personality and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been crowned the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 by Forbes.
As per E! News, the top-earning stars in the world earned a combined of USD 6.1 billion in 2020 with Kylie Jenner and Kanye West at the top of the list. Setting aside Kylie’s history with Forbes, the financial experts there calculated her earning this year to be at USD 590 million after she sold a majority of her beauty brand’s stake to Coty Inc.
Ranked at No. 2, on the list by making USD 170 million was American rapper and record producer Kanye West, who is also coincidentally Kylie’s brother-in-law. The aspiring politician has his Adidas partnership to thank for this hefty payday. Followed by Roger Federer ($106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million) and Lionel Messi ($104 million) made it to top 5. Others in top 10 include Neymar ($95.5 million), Howard Stern ($90 million) and Dwayne Johnson ($87.5 million).
According to E! News, in addition to Tyler Perry, Howard Stern, and Dwayne Johnson, A-lister athletes like Roger Federer, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar helped round out the top 10.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry, this year’s combined total of USD 6.1 billion was USD 200 million lesser than that of 2019.
Kylie Jenner ($590 million earnings) has topped Forbes’ list of 2020’s 100 highest-paid celebrities.