Forbes Releases List of Highest Paid Celebrities & Musicians of 2020

And just like that, Forbes has returned with another confident list, this time ranking the top paid celebrities of 2020.

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According the publication, the highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019 which can be blamed on the global pandemic that we are in currently. The top earning celebrities were Kylie Jenner and her brother-in-law Kanye West​, who brought in $590 million and $170 million, respectively. While most of Kanye’s earnings came from his Yeezy line of sneakers and clothing, Jenner’s came from selling a 51% stake ​in her cosmetics firm Kylie to Coty in January.

Forbes had published an article last week about how Kylie misrepresented her earnings and was in fact not a billionaire, as previously reported. Although the list that has been released is for the 100 most paid celebrities, we filtered the top 20 musicians out of it for our readers’ convenience.

Trailing Kanye is Elton John at $81 million and Ariana Grande at $72 million, making the latter the highest paid female musician from the list. Canadian superstar Drake comes in at #15 with earnings of about $49 million, according to Forbes.

Highest paid musicians of 2020:

#1 Kanye West – $170M
#2 Elton John – $81M
#3 Ariana Grande – $72M
#4 Jonas Brothers
#5 Chainsmokers
#6 Ed Sheeran
#7 Taylor Swift
#8 Post Malone
#9 Rolling Stones
#10 Marshmello
#11 Shawn Mendes
#12 Jay-Z
#13 Billie Eilish
#14 BTS
#15 Drake
#16 J.Lo
#17 Pink
#18 Rihanna
#19 Luke Bryan
#20 Backstreet Boys

Highest Paid Celebrities of 2020:

#1 Kylie Jenner – $590 million
#2 Kanye West – $170 million
#3 Roger Federer – $106.3 million
#4 Cristiano Ronaldo – $105 million
#5 Lionel Messi – $104 million
#6 Tyler Perry – $97 million
#7 Neymar – $95.5 million
#8 Howard Stern – $90 million
#9 LeBron James – $88.2 million
#10 Dwayne Johnson – $87.5 million
#11 Rush Limbaugh – $85 million
#12 Ellen DeGeneres – $84 million
#13 Bill Simmons – $82.5 million
#14 Elton John – $81 million
#15 James Patterson – $80 million-
#16 Stephen Curry – $74.4 million
#17 Ariana Grande – $72 million
#18 Ryan Reynolds – $71.5 million
#19 Gordon Ramsay – $70 million
#20 Jonas Brothers – $68.5 million

#21 The Chainsmokers – $68 million
#22 Dr. Phil McGraw – $65.5 million
#23 Ed Sheeran – $64 million
#24 Kevin Durant – $63.9 million
#25 Taylor Swift – $63.5 million
#26 Tiger Woods – $62.3 million
#27 Kirk Cousins – $60.5 million
#28 Post Malone – $60 million
#28 J.K. Rowling – $60 million
#28 Ryan Seacrest – $60 million

#31 Carson Wentz – $59.1 million
#32 Rolling Stones – $59 million
#33 Mark Wahlberg – $58 million
#34 Tyson Fury – $57 million
#35 Marshmello – $56 million
#35 Russell Westbrook – $56 million
#37 Ben Affleck – $55 million
#37 Sean Combs – $55 million
#39 Shawn Mendes – $54.5 million
#40 Vin Diesel – $54 million

#40 Lewis Hamilton – $54

#42 Jay-Z – $53.5 million
#43 Billie Eilish – $53 million
#44 Rory McIlroy – $52 million
#45 Simon Cowell – $51 million
#45 Jerry Seinfeld – $51 million
#47 BTS – $50 million
#48 Kim Kardashian West – $49.5 million
#49 Drake – $49 million
#49 Jared Goff – $49 million

#49 Judy Sheindlin – $49 million
#52 Akshay Kumar – $48.5 million
#53 Conor McGregor – $48 million
#54 James Harden – $47.8 million
#55 Giannis Antetokounmpo – $47.6 million
#56 Jennifer Lopez – $47.5 million
#57 Anthony Joshua – $47 million
#57 Pink – $47 million
#59 Deontay Wilder – $46.5 million
#60 David Copperfield – $46 million

#60 Rihanna – $46 million
#62 Luke Bryan – $45.5 million
#62 Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5 million
#64 Backstreet Boys – $45 million
#64 Tom Brady – $45 million
#64 Phil Collins – $45 million
#67 Drew Brees – $44.8 million
#68 Novak Djokovic – $44.6 million
#69 Will Smith – $44.5 million
#70 Blake Shelton – $43.5 million

#71 Sean Hannity – $43 million
#71 SofΓ­a Vergara – $43 million
#73 Celine Dion – $42 million
#74 Kyrie Irving – $41.9 million
#75 The Eagles – $41 million
#75 Adam Sandler – $41 million
#77 Phil Mickelson – $40.8 million
#78 Julio Jones – $40.5 million
#78 Metallica – $40.5 million
#80 Jackie Chan – $40 million

#80 Rafael Nadal – $40 million
#82 Heidi Klum – $39.5 million
#82 Travis Scott – $39.5 million
#84 Kevin Hart – $39 million
#85 Klay Thompson – $38.8 million
#86 Katy Perry – $38.5 million
#87 Lady Gaga – $38 million
#87 Bon Jovi – $38 million
#87 U2 – $38 million
#90 Naomi Osaka – $37.4 million

#91 Canelo Alvarez – $37 million
#91 Damian Lillard – $37 million
#91 Paul McCartney – $37 million
#91 Oprah Winfrey – $37 million
#95 DJ Khaled – $36.5 million
#95 Kiss – $36.5 million
#97 Sebastian Vettel – $36.3 million
#98 Serena Williams – $36 million
#99 Angelina Jolie – $35.5 million
#100 Mohamed Salah – $35.1 million