Ever since 1999, Forbes has been sharing its annual celebrity list. This year’s list consists of Sean John Combs, Beyoncé, J.K. Rowling, Drake, and Cristiano Ronaldo like big names. Together, the world’s 50 richest celebrities banked a cumulative $6 billion from June 2016 to June 2017. According to the news website, Sean Diddy Combs is the richest celebrity this year. Let us take a look at the detailed list.

Sean John Combs

Sean John Combs earned $130 million from March 2016 to March 2017 through his “Bad Boy Family” Reunion Tour. Born in November 1969, he is a famous American actor, singer and record producer.

Sean used to work as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993.

He is the recipient of four Grammy Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards and is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. Forbes estimates his net worth at $800 million.


According to Forbes, Beyonce earned over $100 million from March 2016 to March 2017. She is a famous American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in September 1981, Beyonce performed in numerous singing and dancing competitions and rose to limelight in 1990 as a lead singer of Destiny's Child.

Her most prominent music albums are “Dangerously in Love,” “B'Day” and “Lemonade.” She is the first female artist to have her five albums at number one on the Billboard 100 chart.

J.K. Rowling

Born in July 1965, Joanne Rowling is a British film producer and screenplay writer. Forbes reports that Rowling earned over $94 million from March 2016 to March 2017. She made the headlines for her “Harry Potter” novels in 1990.

The books gained global attention won various awards and sold over 350 million copies.

Time magazine names her as a runner-up for its 2017 Person of the Year.


Forbes has reported that Aubrey Drake Graham made more than $85 million from June 2016 to June 2017. Born in October 1986, he is a famous Canadian singer, record producer, rapper, and actor. Drake rose to prominence with his incredible work on the series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in 2000.

His most notable albums are “Room for Improvement,” “Thank Me Later,” “Take Care,” and “Nothing Was the Same.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

Born in February 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Portugal national team and Spanish club Real Madrid. Forbes reported that he earned $80 million from June 2016 to June 2017.

Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d'Or awards and is the only player to win five European Golden Shoes. He won more than 20 trophies in his career, including four league titles, five UEFA Champions League titles and two UEFA European Championships.