Forbes Magazine unveiled the list of the 100 Celebrities who made the most money in 2017. There are actors, musicians, tv presenters, top athletes and more. Sean Combs, 47, tops the list of the 100 best paid celebrities in the world. The Grammy winner brought in $130 million thanks to music, his business in fashion, and an investment in Ciroc vodka. In second place is Beyonce, 35, who brought home $105 million in the last twelve months. Third place is for the British writer J.K. Rowling (51), the "Harry Potter" creator earned $95 million thanks to literature and now also to film production.

Drake is in fourth place on the list, thanks to the $94 million he made in the last twelve months. Then, there is the soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, who earned $93 million, becoming the world's richest athlete. Forbes magazine took into account what each celebrity earned between June 2016 and June 2017.


The Canadian artist The Weeknd, 27, is at his best creative moment which led him to earn $93 million, occupying the sixth place of the prestigious list. Forbes magazine chose him as the cover of this special edition of the richest celebrities because the musician is original, talented and avant-garde. In the seventh place there is Howard Stern, 63, a brilliant actor, comedian and radio personality, who won $ 90 million thanks to his versatility.

The British band Coldplay ranks eighth on the list, having won $88 million thanks to "A Head full of Dreams" tour. In ninth place we find another writer, James Patterson, 70, who won $87 million. Patterson is helping former president Bill Clinton to write a novel about the White House. LeBron James, 32, earned $86 million thanks to his talent as a basketball player and the fabulous contracts he has with Coke and Nike.

Justin Bieber, 23, is not in the top ten of the highest paid celebrities, since he is in the eleventh place of the list, having earned $83.5 million in the last twelve months. Many believed that the best moment of the singer has passed but he wants to remain successful in music. For any artist, the msot difficult thing is to stay in force as time passes.

Analyzing the Forbes list, it is observed that only two women (Beyonce and J.K. Rowling) are in the top ten of the richest celebrities, indicating that the entertainment industry is still dominated by men. This can be an incentive for brave women to continue to give their best for the sake of art.