Thanks to social media marketing and other promotional activities, celebrities are ranked as some of the highest-paid celebrities in the world.
And these high earners come in all shapes and sizes, from the fashion designer Kanye West to the football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In this post, we have rounded up the 10 highest-paid celebrities in the world, detailing their success stories and just how they made their way onto this list with their hard-earned salaries.
Among the highest-paid celebrities in the world, Kylie Janner is a very popular name. She is a model, entrepreneur and TV personality. Presently, her annual income is approx $590 million.
She has been crowned as the youngest-ever-self-made billionaire. Her most of the income comes from her appearance on hit reality series keeping up with the Kardashians, her join fashion collaboration with Sister Kendall and also her successful makeup and skincare business Kylie Cosmetics ad Kylie Skin.
The American musician and entrepreneur, Kanye West is another name in this list. Having once claimed to be $53 million in debt, she had managed to climb his way onto among the highest-paid celebrities in the world. Most of her income comes from his Yeezy shoe partnership with Adidas, the rapper-turned-entrepreneur has managed to build a clothing empire. Frequently appearing on Keeping up with Kardashians has also boded well for West, making the controversial star more popular than ever before.
Thanks to his lucrative endorsement deals, Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete apart from being one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. In the year 2018, he signed a 10-year, $300 million contracts with Uniqlo. Roger Federer is also a great philanthropist. His foundation has risen over $50 million to educate 1.5 million kids in Africa.
The football legend from Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has been an idol for men and women globally for over a decade. In 2018, he signed a contract with Juventus for $256 that made him the second-highest-paid athlete in the world. He is the most followed footballer on social media. Besides, Cristiano is earning from various endorsement deals; his largest lifetime sponsorship deal is with Nike.
Linoel Messi, the Argentine soccer who plays for Barcelona FC, is the highest-earning athlete in the world. He is also counted among the highest-paid celebrities in the world. His endorsements with Pepsi, Adidas, Samsung, and EA Sports all add up to his admirable net worth that is estimated by some sources at $400 million.
Tyler Perry is popularly known for his successful film franchise Madea. It includes a series of 11 movies grossing more than $660 million. Apart from his on-screen success, he also owns Tyler Perry Studios that is a 330-acre property with a great filming set. In 2019, he also struck a deal with Viacom for content creation.
Among the highest-paid celebrities in the world, Neymar stands as one of the most expensive in football history. He has a five-year contract with club team Paris Saint-Germain through June 2022. He is slated to earn $350 in salary. He also has multiple endorsement deals with giant brands like Nike. He is the second most popular athlete on social with more than 200 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The radio host, Howard Stern has successfully landed himself a spot on the list of highest-paid celebrities in the world thanks to his eight-figure annual contract with SirisXM. While his contract expires in December, he is due to major cash out for the company to retain the rights to his interview archives.
LA Lakers player, LeBron James is one of the most well-known faces in sports. His annual earning is approx 88.2 million and he has $153 million contracts under his belt. Besides, his wealth, he earns on the court he also has one of the highest NBA endorsement portfolios and also his own production and media companies.
Dwayne Johnson is an actor, producer, and businessman; he has scored huge paydays for upcoming films like Red Notice and Black Adam reportedly making $20 million/film. With the success of Jumanji films, Dwayne Johnson became one of the highest-paid actors in 2020. Also, he owns liquor company Teremana Tequila and has brand deals with Under Armour.
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