1. Taylor Swift: $170 million

Thanks to her smart branding and keeping a close relationship with her fans, Taylor Swift (26) is now the highest paid celebrity in the world.

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2. One Direction: $110 million

Apparently, romantic songs are the way to high earnings – and One Direction definitely knew it. The boy-band reached over $110 million in earnings this year!

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3. James Patterson: $95 million

People still like to read, or at least that’s our conclusion based on James Patterson’s (69) earnings this year.
The thriller books author had $95 million in his pocket so far!

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4. Doctor Phil McGraw: $88 million

Who doesn’t know Dr. Phil (66)? Well, apparently everybody does, as his show is still on and he’s earned $88 million (and still counting) so far.

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5. Cristiano Ronaldo: $88 million

How to be rich in 3 steps: good fotball skills, good looks and great marketing.

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6. Kevin Hart: $87.5 million

You probably know this guy from the photo below. Apparently, Kevin Hart (31) is the one who proved that a good sense of humor can actually make you money!

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7. Howard Stern: $85 million

Here’s the Jack of all trades of this generation: radio & TV shows, photography, acting, writing – Howard Stern (62) does it all.
And so far things are working out pretty well for him, considering his $85 million earnings in 2016!

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8. Lionel Messi: $81.5 million

Back to football, it seems like Messi (29) uses the same recipe as his fellow Cristiano Ronaldo.

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9. Adele: $80.5 million

Adele’s (28) voice and lyrics seems to have touched a lot of people worldwide, as her earnings in 2016 are $80.5 million and still rising.

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10. Rush Limbaugh: $79 million

The political commentator and former TV host Rush Limbaugh (65) has been in the entertainment industry ever since 1967 – and he’s definitely got it going!

WASHINGTON - JUNE 23:  Radio personality Rush Limbaugh interacts with the audience before the start of a panel discussion "'24' and America's Image in Fighting Terrorism: Fact, Fiction, or Does It Matter?", June 23, 2006 in Washington, DC. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh moderated a discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation titled and included members of the cast from the television show "24".  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON – JUNE 23: Radio personality Rush Limbaugh interacts with the audience before the start of a panel discussion “’24’ and America’s Image in Fighting Terrorism: Fact, Fiction, or Does It Matter?”, June 23, 2006 in Washington, DC. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh moderated a discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation titled and included members of the cast from the television show “24”. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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