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P Diddy Named Highest Paid Entertainer in Forbes 2017! Beats Beyonce, Jay Z & Lebron James

By: Marie David

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/Getty

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop!

Sean “P Diddy” Combs has been named the highest paid celebrity in the world according to Forbes Magazine. Forbes released its annual “Celebrity 100” list and Diddy took the number one spot. The music mogul/business man earned $130 million in 2016. According to Hip Hop Wired:

"This should come as no surprise considering what a monster past year he had which included The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a thriving partnership with liquor distributor Diageo and selling off one-third of Sean John Clothing to the Global Brands Group for an estimated $70 million."

With this new Bad Boy Entertainment documentary in the works, he may even earn the same spot again next year. Either way, kudos to you P. Diddy!!!

See who else made the list below:
 

1. Diddy, $130 million

2. Beyoncé, $105 million

3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million

4. Drake, $94 million

5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million

6. The Weeknd, $92 million

7. Howard Stern, $90 million

8. Coldplay, $88 million

9. James Patterson, $87 million

10. LeBron James, $86 million

11. Guns N' Roses, $84 million – tie

11. Rush Limbaugh, $84 million - tie

13. Justin Bieber, $83.5 million

14. Lionel Messi, $80 million

15. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million

16. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million

17. Bruce Springsteen, $75 million

18. Adele, $69 million - tie

18. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million – tie

20. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

21. Metallica, $66.5 million

22. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, $65 million

23. Roger Federer, $64 million

24. David Copperfield, $61.5 million

25. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million

26. Garth Brooks, $60 million - tie

26. Elton John, $60 million - tie

26. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million - tie

29. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million

30. Chris Rock, $57 million

31. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million

32. Paul McCartney, $54 million - tie

32. Red Hot Chili Peppers, $54 million - tie

34. Louis C.K., $52 million

35. Jimmy Buffett, $50.5 million - tie

35. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million - tie

37. Andrew Luck, $50 million - tie

37. Rory McIlroy, $50 million - tie

39. Jackie Chan, $49 million

40. Calvin Harris, $48.5 million

41. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million

42. Steph Curry, $47.3 million

43. Dave Chappelle, $47 million - tie

43. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million - tie

45. James Harden, $46.6 million

46. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million

47. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million

48. Drew Brees, $45.3 million

49. Taylor Swift, $44 million

50. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million - tie

50. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million - tie

52. Tom Cruise, $43 million

53. Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million - tie

53. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million - tie

55. Luke Bryan, $42 million - tie

55. Celine Dion, $42 million - tie

55. Jay Z, $42 million - tie

58. Sofia Vergara, $41 million

59. Kylie Jenner, $41 million

60. Bruno Mars, $39 million - tie

60. Tiësto, $39 million - tie

62. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million

63. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million

64. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million

65. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million

65. Jennifer Lopez, $38 million - tie

65. The Chainsmokers, $38 million - tie

68. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million

69. Amy Schumer, $37.5 million

70. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million

71. Salman Khan, $37 million - tie

71. Neymar, $37 million -tie

71. Bill O’Reilly, $37 million - tie

71. Dolly Parton, $37 million - tie

71. Ed Sheeran, $37 million - tie

76. Dwayne Wade, $36.2 million

77. Fernando Alonso, $36 million - tie

77. Sean Hannity, $36 million - tie

77. Rihanna, $36 million - tie

80. Bon Jovi, $35.5 million - tie

80. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million – tie

82. Billy Joel, $35 million

83. Dr. Dre, $34.5 million - tie

83. Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million - tie

83. Toby Keith, $34.5 million - tie

83. Jordan Spieth, $34.5 million - tie

87. Derrick Rose, $34.2 million

88. Usain Bolt, $34.2 million

89. Gareth Bale, $34 million - tie

89. Conor McGregor, $34 million - tie

89. Britney Spears, $34 million - tie

92. Kei Nishikori, $33.9 million

93. Fletcher Cox, $33.4 million

94. Clayton Kershaw, $33.4 million

95. Chance The Rapper, $33 million - tie

95. Katy Perry, $33 million – tie

97. Carmelo Anthony, $32.6 million

98. Jason Aldean, $32.5 million – tie

98. Kevin Hart, $32.5 million – tie

100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $32 million

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