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.
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!
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!
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.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo: $88 million
How to be rich in 3 steps: good fotball skills, good looks and great marketing.
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!
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!
8. Lionel Messi: $81.5 million
Back to football, it seems like Messi (29) uses the same recipe as his fellow Cristiano Ronaldo.
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.
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!