The highest paid stars in the world, Forbes rating
Forbes releases its annual list 100 highest paid celebrities. The Russian woman Maria Sharapova also got into it (her income is 29,5 million dollars). In 2014, Sharapova was on the 63rd line of the rating, this year she moved to 88th place.
• Given the big changes that have taken place in the world of entertainment, the editors of Forbes decided to slightly change the methodology and for the first time compiled a truly international top 100 stars, regardless of their nationality. Thanks to this, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan (two superstars of Bollywood) have taken higher positions than Channing Tatum and "the man without an Oscar" Leonardo DiCaprio.
• When compiling the rating, incomes received by famous people in the period from June 1 to June 1 were taken into account.
• Here is what the top ten most expensive superstars according to Forbes looks like.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo
The income of one of the best football players of our time for the year amounted to 79.5 million dollars.
9. Taylor Swift
The American country pop singer began writing songs at the age of ten. Now Swift is 26 years old, and in one year she received $ 80 million. Her best-selling album, 1989, sold 3,7 million copies last year.
8. Robert Downey Jr.
The annual income of a genius, billionaire, philanthropist, playboy and just Iron Man is estimated at 80 million dollars. The new blockbuster with his participation ("The Avengers: Age of Ultron") for the first weekend of hire collected $ 201,2 million at the box office and made Robert one of highest paid film actors in the world according to Forbes.
7. James Patterson
The famous American author and writer has managed to win the hearts of 50 million readers, sell over 230 million books and write over 95 novels over the past four decades. Over the past year, he has become richer by 80 million dollars.
6. Garth brooks
There was a time when the country singer and self-proclaimed king of all media performed in clubs and bars in Oklahoma. And now Brooks is a world famous singer and is enjoying fame and fortune with $90 million in annual profits in his pocket.
5. Howard Stern
The fifth place in the ranking of the highest paid celebrities is occupied by an American radio and TV presenter, producer, writer, actor and photographer. He is known for his long running radio show called The Howard Stern Show which has been on Sirius XM Radio since January 2006. From 2014 to 2015, Stern earned $95 million.
The world's biggest boy band has visited every continent except Antarctica in the past 12 months. As a result – 130 million dollars of profit. Forbes notes that the salaries of the members of the boy band are twice as high as those of the Rolling Stones.
3. Katy Perry
highest paid pop singer.
2. Manny Pacquiao
Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather clashed on May 2 in a welterweight bout that generated a record $4,4 million in pay-per-view television, as well as $73 million in total fees and $13 million in sponsorship fees. Pacquiao lost the fight, but the $160 million he received in the last 12 months will be a small consolation.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Some celebrities work their entire careers to get to the top of the Forbes ranking of the world's highest paid celebrities. But for boxer Floyd Mayweather, a few punches are enough for this. His total annual income was $300 million. Mayweather was able to earn this amount, mainly due to the victory over Manny Pacquiao.