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Kanye West, Tyler Perry, Diddy and Jay-Z among 'Forbes' highest-paid celebrities of 2020

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2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for many, but that apparently didn’t stop the checks from rolling in for plenty of celebrities like Kanye West and Tyler Perry.

The two business moguls made the top 25 on Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2020, based on earnings from June 2019 through May 2020. As noted by the publication, Kanyenabbed the number-two spot by earning $590 million, largely due to his Yeezy clothing and sneaker deal with Adidas. 

Actor, director and producer Tyler Perry followed not too far behind at number six, earning $97 million for his Madea film franchise, which grossed more than $600 million. Last year, Perry opened the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. 

Other notable names on the full list include music moguls such as Sean “Diddy” Combs at No. 37 with $55 million, Jay-Z at No. 42 with $53.5 million, and Drake at No. 49 with $49 million.

Some on this year’s list also made history. Tennis star Naomi Osaka brought in $37 million, the most any female athlete has ever made in a single year, according to Forbes, and set her own record making the list at No. 90.  

Here are the top 25 highest-paid celebs of 2020, according to Forbes:

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 “The Rock” 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 — $74.5 million
17. Ariana Grande — $72 million
18. Ryan Reynolds — $71.5 million
19. Gordon Ramsay — $70 million
20. The 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

By Rachel George
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