Top 15 Highest-Paid Celebrities in the World 2022

We are firmly in the second half of 2019 and Forbes has released its annual “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities” list which features the top 100 highest-paid athletes, entertainers, personalities and more.

To earn a spot on the top 100 list, the celebrities had to earn at least $37.5 million throughout the past year.

The top 10 on the list featured four musicians, four athletes, a television personality and a reality star turned makeup mogul. It was none other than Taylor Swift who landed the top spot with a whopping $185 million. Swift’s “Reputation” Stadium Tour grossed $266.1 million which was the highest-grossing tour in United States history.

Her first single since moving from Big Machine Records to Universal’s Republic Records, “ME!” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was heard a record-breaking 100 million times on Vevo in 79 hours.

Kylie Jenner, the youngest billionaire in history, earned the No. 2 spot with $170 million with a large portion of her earnings coming from her Kylie Cosmetics makeup line.

While the two highest-paid celebrities were women, author J.K. Rowling was the only other woman to crack the top 20.

Some surprising names left out of the top 15 were LeBron James, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Drake, and Kim Kardashian West.

So who are the highest-paid celebrities in the world?

A look at the top 15 highest-paid celebrities can be seen below, via Forbes.com.


Top 15 Highest-Paid Celebrities in the World

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  1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
  2. Kylie Jenner $170 million
  3. Kanye West – $150 million
  4. Lionel Messi – $127 million
  5. Ed Sheeran $110 million
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo – $109 million
  7. Neymar – $105 million
  8. The Eagles – $100 million
  9. Dr. Phil McGraw – $95 million
  10. Canelo Alvarez – $94 million
  11. Roger Federer – $93.4 million
  12. Howard Stern – $93 million
  13. J.K. Rowling – $92 million
  14. Russell Wilson – $89.5 million
  15. Dwayne Johnson – $89.4 million

For a full list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world can be seen by clicking here.

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