Cristiano Ronaldo no longer tops the Highest-Paid European celebs after Harry Potter author JK Rowling overtakes Real Madrid superstar. However, there comes some other powerful figures when it comes worldwide.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo –$93 M
And other sponsors like Armani, Konami, Tag Heuer, Samsung and Herbalife all help bring the figure up to a stonking £70m.
4. Drake –$94 M
The most-streamed artist on the planet over the past 12 months, Drake has been making the bulk of his bucks on the road during his recently-completed Boy Meets World Tour. He also collects checks from Apple, Sprite and Nike.
3. J.K. Rowling –$95 M
The British novelist worked her magic again with “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The co-written stage play was the bestselling book of 2016 with over 4.5 million domestic copies and its West End production is sold out well into 2018.
2. Beyoncé Knowles –$105 M
Beyonce’s Formation World Tour, which wrapped up in late 2016, grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. Last year’s album “Lemonade” was her sixth solo No. 1. Along with husband Jay Z and other musicians including Madonna, Beyonce owns a piece of streaming service Tidal.
1. Sean Combs –$130 M
Nearly two decades after appearing on the cover of the first-ever Celebrity 100 issue, Diddy tops the list thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka and selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.