The Mesmerizing Celebrity 100 Earnings List 2020 Featuring Prominent Names

Many familiar names featured on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list for 2020. Although the pandemic outbreak hit the world significantly, many celebrities still paved their way to the list. Below is the list of some notable stars that stamped their entry into the list with hefty paychecks.

Kylie Jenner

Source: E! Online

Although Forbes revoked the billionaire status of the star, she still managed to top the list. The celebrity pocketed USD 590 million from June 2019 to May 2020. The pre-tax value of USD 540 million was majorly due to the sales of a majority stake of her makeup brand to Coty. The beauty mogul sold 51% of her eponymous makeup brand to Coty for USD 600 million. 

Kanye West

Source: Deadline

Kanye West ruled the throne with the second position with a whopping 170 million dollars. The entrepreneur obtains a yearly royalty from Adidas for Yeezy shoes. In 2019, the Yeezy brand pulled an estimated sales of USD 1.3 billion. In addition to that, West owns his brands out-and-out, including the Yeezy apparel line.

Roger Federer

Source: Tennis World USA

The iconic tennis player is the world’s highest-paid athlete holding the third position in the top 100 celebrity list 2020. Many lucrative endorsement deals have helped the player gain this position, apart from the prize money in his career line.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Source: GOAL

The sports legend at the fourth position earned USD 105 million. The player sports many endorsements deals with Clear Haircare, Tag Heuer, and also Nike. The player is also the most followed athlete on social media.

Lionel Messi

Source: Forbes

The FIFA player of the year earned 104 million US dollars holding the fifth position. The player also constitutes European Golden Shoe last year for top scorer on the continent for a record of six times. His current contract with Barcelona pays him more than 80 million US dollars. The player also has a lifelong deal with Adidas in his pocket. The Argentinean star even helped the World Health Organization in March 2020 to lead the worldwide campaign to resolve the pandemic outbreak.

Akshay Kumar

Source: NDTV

Akshay Kumar, the Bollywood star, has emerged at the 52nd position on the Celebrity 100 list with pre-tax earnings of 48 US dollars. The versatile actor has also come to know as one of India’s most philanthropic celebrities. The actor worked in several movies last year, such as Kesari, Housefull 4, Mission Mangal, and also others. The actor has overtaken several Hollywood icons, namely, Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, and also Tom Cruise. One of the reasons why the actor achieved this position owes to his recent collaboration with Amazon Prime Video.

The streaming giant and also the actor are working towards the forthcoming digital debut series The End, which will go on the floors in the second half of next year. On the other hand, the actor dropped 19 positions from the last year’s ranking of 33. The actor has many lined up releases, such as Atrangi Re, Sooryavanshi, Bachchan Pandey, Bell Bottom, Prithviraj, and also the legendary Hera Pheri 3.


Source: GOAL

The earnings were USD 95.5 million. With a seventh position, the notable player is worth USD 350 million in salary through his five-year contract with Paris Saint-German (PSG) through June 2022. The Brazilian is the second most famous athlete on social media. In March 2020, the film unit of Nike’s Jordan Brand released a movie regarding his life.

Dwayne Johnson

Source: Business Standard

With USD 87.5 million in the pocket, Johnson held the tenth position in the list. The Rock owes this position to his talent and also his upcoming films, Black Adam and also Red Notice. The strongbox office hits have pushed the star to demand more than USD 20 million for a movie.

Ellen DeGeneres

Source: The New York Times

Ellen earned USD 84 million from June 2019 to May 2020, holding the 12th position in the Forbes list of top 100 celebrities 2020. The most famous talk-show host in America has a net worth of USD 330 million. Ellen has become a household name owing to her daytime talk show. She also is listed at number 59 in America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list.

Ariana Grande

Source: Vanity Fair

The singer earned 72 million US dollars and also is the highest-paid female musician on the list. The Sweetener World Tour amounted to USD 146 million last year. The recent debut, Positions, by the singer reached nearly an audience of more than 20 million in just the first week of the launch.

Gordon Ramsay

Source: Hello Magazine

Gordon Ramsay is the only chef on the Celebrity 100 list. The popular household name constitutes 35 restaurants worldwide, apart from starring in TV shows, such as Masterchef and also Hell’s Kitchen. Ramsay is looking forward to building a legacy in the next five years as he sold a whopping 50% stake in the North American holding company to Lion Capital. The latter will invest approximately 100 million US dollars to create 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in the next five years in the United States.

Jonas Brothers

Source: New York Post

Holding the 20th position in the list, they earned USD 68.5 million. They grossed for more than USD 1.5 million per stop on their reunion tour, which ended in February 2020. The lucrative live shows significantly helped the trio to get back on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Taylor Swift

Source: ABC

With 63.5 million US dollars, the singer and also musician holds 62nd position in America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list. The musician supports the Equality Act from 2019 through the albums and also rising support from her fans and admirers.

J.K. Rowling

Source: The Guardian

After James Petterson, J. K. Rowling is the second-highest paid author in the world. With earnings of 60 million US dollars, the author saw the Harry Potter Scribe sales as 2.6 million books between June 2019 to June 2020. Apart from the books, the author’s cash cow is the Universal Studios’ attractions of Wizarding World. The British author recently launched The Ickabog, stating that she would donate the book’s royalties to charities.