Besides their luxurious lifestyles and purchases, celebrities always surprise us with their skyrocketing charges in million for a deal. You might think they will hit low in this pandemic but nope. Even with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and America on various protests and the upcoming election, they still managed to accumulate more riches. Let’s take a look at who makes it into the list of this year’s highest-paid celebrities.
1. Kylie Jenner – $590M
The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, this beauty business mogul has an estimated net worth of US$900 million as of 2020. Kylie Kristen Jenner also stars frequently on television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Most of her riches comes from a cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics, who she’s the founder and co-owner of.
In November 2019, kylie sold 51% stake of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty, Inc. for $600 million. The deal ranks as one of the biggest celebrity cashouts of all time. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020.
Jenner will remain the creative lead on both product development and marketing department with a 49% stake in Kylie Cosmetics.
2. Kanye West – $170M
Kanye West, 42, who made whopping $170 million ranks at no. 2, behind his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. His Yeezy collaboration with Adidas is what earned the musician and fashion icon most of the share of 2020 incomes.
Also, West gets an annual royalty from the global sneaker giant, which further increases his income. With this, he also became the highest paid musician and highest-paid male celebrity.
3. Roger Federer – $106.3M
From sports, Roger Federer is the first tennis player to earn the top spot among the athletes on the list.
Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete. Most of the income comes all thanks to an unmatched portfolio of lucrative endorsement deals. The biggest one being the Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo, Rolex, Mercedes-Benz and Nike
He also became the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2020.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo – $105M
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo became the first team player to earn $1 billion during his entire career. The Portuguese star joined Juventus in 2018 with a 4-year contract worth $64 million annually.
Juventus sold 520,000 Ronaldo jerseys worth over $60 million within a day of its release. Besides these, he has several endorsement deals, salary and winning cash additionally.
He has won FIFA’s Player of the Year 5 times and is an all-time leading goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo is the also most followed athlete on social media as well.
5. Lionel Messi – $104M
His current Barcelona contract pays him over $80 million annually. He also has a lifelong deal with Adidas. In September 2019, he launched a clothing line and opened his first retail outlet, The Messi Store, in Barcelona.
Messi has been awarded both FIFA’s Player of the Year and the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the continent a record 6 times.
6. Tyler Perry – $97M
A director, actor, producer and writer, Tyler Perry is best known for his “Madea” franchise, which has grossed over $660 million. Perry’s wealth comes both from his cut as a producer and from a library dating back to the early 1990s: he owns 100% of the content he’s created.
In 2019, he opened Tyler Perry Studios, a 330-acre property in Atlanta with 12 sound stages and custom sets that include a to-scale White House.
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7. Neymar Jr. – $95.5M
Neymar is on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022 worth $350 million in salary. Nike’s Jordan Brand signed Neymar as its first soccer ambassador in 2016.
The Brazilian player is the 2nd most popular athlete on social media.
8 Howard Stern – $90M
Howard Allan Stern is an American radio host, an author, and television personality. He is best known for his radio show, ‘The Howard Stern Show’. Stern has described himself as the “King of All Media” for his successes in and outside the radio.
The veteran is the world’s highest-paid radio host due to his 8-figure annual contract with SiriusXM. The contract expires on December 2020.
9. Lebron James – $88.2M
Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 under a four-year, $153 million contract. There’s more, LeBron has signed endorsement deals with Upper Deck Trading Cards, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Verizon, Intel, to name few.
James remains the highest-paid NBA player on the Forbes’ list for the sixth year straight.
10. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5M
Better known as The Rock, Johnson is the world’s highest-paid actor thanks to big paydays for forthcoming films “Black Adam” and “Red Notice.” The wrestler turned actor charged a whopping $23.5 million, for the Netflix movies, Red Notice.
Additionally, Johnson has a partnership with apparel and accessories brand Under Armour that sells clothing, shoes and headphones.
He charges $20 million per movie making him the highest paid actor.
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