Ever since 1990, Forbes has been sharing its list of top-earning actors. The list includes details of the stars who earned a lot in the past twelve months. Together, the world’s 100 richest actors banked a total of $5 billion pretax during the June 2016 to June 2017 scoring period. This year’s most prominent stars are Diddy, Beyoncé, J.K. Rowling, Drake, and Howard Stern.

Diddy (Musician, U.S.)

Born in November 1969, Sean John Combs is best known by his stage name Diddy. He is a famous American singer, actor, songwriter, and record producer. Combs has received five Grammy Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards in his career.

He is currently serving as the chairman and CEO of Combs Enterprises. In June 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $790 million. In 1993, after being fired from Uptown, Diddy laid the foundation of his new label Bad Boy Entertainment, in collaboration with The Notorious B.I.G.

Beyoncé (Singer, U.S.)

Beyonce is a renowned singer, actress, and songwriter of the United States. Born and raised in Houston, she performed in a lot of singing competitions in her childhood and rose to prominence in 1990 as the lead artist of “Destiny's Child. Throughout her career, Beyonce has sold more than 100 million records as a solo artist. The Recording Industry Association of America recognizes her as the Top Certified Artist in the United States.

Forbes lists her as the best and most influential females of 2017.

J.K. Rowling (Author, U.K.)

Joanne Rowling is a famous British novelist and screenwriter. She is best known for her “Harry Potter” book series. The novels gained worldwide recognition and won a variety of awards. Rowling sold over 300 million copies within five months.

Born in Gloucestershire, J.K. Rowling has written several books for adult readers: “Career of Evil,” “The Silkworm” and “The Cuckoo's Calling.” This year’s Forbes list estimates her fortune at $650 million.

Drake (Rapper, Canada)

Born in October 1986, Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian singer, rapper, record producer, actor, and songwriter.

Drake rose to fame with his superb performance in “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in 2001. His other noticeable projects are “Comeback Season,” and “So Far Gone.” In 2010, Drake released his debut studio album “Thank Me Later” and made the headlines in no time. Forbes estimates his net worth at $700 million.

Howard Stern (TV personality, U.S.)

As of Forbes, Howard Stern earned over $90 million from March 2016 to March 2017. Born in January 1954, he is a famous television personality, photographer, and author. Howard won various industry awards, including Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year seven consecutive times. His two novels, "Miss America" and "Private Parts," entered The New York Times’ best-seller list in 2016.