Diddy, JK Rowling, Beyoncé, Drake, top Forbes highest earning celebrities list 2017

Forbes has released its list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities and the number one spot is quite the shocker.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs earned the most this year with $130m, pushing him up from last year’s 22nd spot.

Beyonce and JK Rowling triumphed yet again to take the second and third spot -The full list below
Rank, Name, Earnings (Category, Country)
1. Diddy, $130 million (Musician, U.S.)
2. Beyoncé, $105 million (Musician, U.S.)
3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million (Author, U.K.)
4. Drake, $94 million (Musician, Canada)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)
6. The Weeknd, $92 million (Musician, Canada)
7. Howard Stern, $90 million (Personality, U.S.)
8. Coldplay, $88 million (Musicians, U.K.

  1. James Patterson, $87 million (Author, U.S.)
  2. LeBron James, $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)
  3. Guns N’ Roses, $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)
  4. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million (Personality, U.S.)
  5. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)
  6. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)
  7. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (Personality, U.S.)
  8. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (Personality, U.S.)
  9. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million (Musician, U.S.)
  10. Adele, $69 million (Musician, U.K.)
  11. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)
  12. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million (Actor, U.S.)
  13. Metallica, $66.5 million (

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