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10 Insane Celeb Paydays That Will Make You Cry

When us mere mortals think about the bundles of cash celebs earn from acting, singing, endorsement deals and even guest appearances, the amount can be unsettling. Some celebrities can earn half a mill

When us mere mortals think about the bundles of cash celebs earn from acting, singing, endorsement deals and even guest appearances, the amount can be unsettling. Some celebrities can earn half a million dollars to show their face at a club for a few hours. When you think about all the items you could purchase for $500 thousand, the imagination does start to run wild. But for celebrities, this amount doesn't even seem to phase them, most of them are already earning so much money that this is considered a nice bonus.

In this list, we are showing you ten different celebs who have had some pretty incredulous paydays. We have a few rappers on the list, a media giant with her own cable network, a larger than life boxer and one of the most popular radio personalities of all time. When you learn about these insane paydays, you'll swear to yourself that you are definitely in the wrong profession. Read on below ...

10 Laurence Fishburne

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9 Kendrick Lamar

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8 Madonna

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7 Gareth Bale

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6 50 Cent

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5 Howard Stern

4 Jay-Z

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The Hip-Hop clothing company Rocawear was founded in 1999 by partners Damon Dash and Jay-Z. As the company grew, fueled by Jay-Z’s success in the music industry, Rocawear would go on to have annual sales of $700 million. Eventually Dash left the company and Jay-Z and a third business partner sold the brand to a global clothing giant, Iconix in 2007. In probably the biggest payday of his life, Jay-Z made $204 million in cash from the transaction.

3 Dr. Dre

2 Oprah Winfrey

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1 Floyd Mayweather

There is a reason that his crew is called The Money Team. Floyd “Money” Mayweather is quite literally rolling in cash. For his “Fight of the Century” matchup this past Saturday with Manny Pacquiao, he made $180 million for trading punches with his opponent over the duration of 12 3-minute rounds. That’s a huge payday indeed, and to put that into perspective, think about it this way: In one night, he made more than Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi makes in two complete calendar years. That’s a hefty achievement indeed. One more thing to think about, that amount doesn't include his cut of ticket sales and Pay Per View earnings.

Sources:  dealbook.nytimes.com, independent.co.uk, news.com.au, forbes.com, hopesandfears.com, geekwire.com, thedailybeast.com, businessinsider.com, adage.com, abc.net.au, forbes.com

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