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Top 20 Highest Paid Celebrities Of 2016

Celebrities are without a doubt among the most well paid individuals on the planet. All jobs that make people famous are certainly jobs that pay well. Between acting, singing, comedy, sport, televisio

Celebrities are without a doubt among the most well paid individuals on the planet. All jobs that make people famous are certainly jobs that pay well. Between acting, singing, comedy, sport, television and radio careers, celebrities make endless billions each year. This allows these individuals to live lives of glamour and luxury. However, there are certainly those stars who seem to make even more than others.

This list will examine those individuals in the spotlight who made the most money this year out of all. Keep in mind, this list only covers the top 20. There were numerous other stars such as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen, Calvin Harris and Novak Djokovic who were all very close to making it into the top 20, but happened to earn that little bit less. Not to worry, we’re sure they’re doing just fine with the millions they did earn. So, let’s look at our list and see which celebrities can definitely count 2016 as a good year.

20 David Copperfield - $64M

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19 Dwayne Johnson - $64.5M

18 Rolling Stones - $66.5M

17 AC/DC- $67.5M

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16 Roger Federer - $68M

15 Garth Brooks - $70M

14 Rihanna - $75M

13 Ellen DeGeneres - $75M

12 Madonna - $76.5M

11 LeBron James - $77M

10 Rush Limbaugh - $79M

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9 Adele - $80.5M

8 Lionel Messi - $81.5M

7 Howard Stern - $85M

6 Kevin Hart - $87.5M

5 Dr. Phil McGraw - $88M

4 Cristiano Ronaldo - $88M

3 James Patterson - $95M

2 One Direction - $110M

1 Taylor Swift - $170M

So, that brings us to the top spot on our list which goes to none other than pop’s reigning princess Taylor Swift. The singer has certainly come a long way from her early years as a country singer. Since her transition into the world of pop music, Swift has really been raking in the big bucks. The year alone the star has earned $170 million for herself. In fact, thanks to her extremely successful 1989 tour the singer succeeded in breaking the Rolling Stones' record for her most earnings on a North American tour. On the continent alone, the tour rolled in 200 million dollars. In fact, the tour brought in massive earnings of almost quarter of a billion in total when the figures from the entire world tour were rounded up. Of course, Swift doesn’t get to keep all this money for herself but it’s still highly impressive. So, it shows the Kanye/Kardashian/Swift feud this year certainly didn’t dent the star’s earnings.

Sources: Forbes, EverydayPsychology, Wikipedia

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