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Kylie Jenner Named Forbes' Highest-Earning Celebrity Of 2020

Celebs in 2020 earned about US$6.1 billion (before taxes and fees).

Kylie Jenner has been named the highest-earning celebrity of 2020.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has reportedly raked in US$590 million (S$784.3 mil) this year, largely thanks to selling 51 per cent of her cosmetics company to Coty earlier this year, according to data compiled by Forbes magazine.

Kylie was the only woman to feature in the top 10, with her brother-in-law Kanye West in second place.

However, the earnings of one-time presidential candidate — whose wife, Kylie’s half-sister Kim Kardashian West, ranked 48th with US$49.5 million — were considerably lower than the 23-year-old star, having brought in US$170 million in 2020, largely thanks to his Adidas deal.

Sports stars Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi rounded out the top five, with earnings of US$106.3 million,US$105 million and US$104 million respectively.

In sixth spot was actor-and-director Tyler Perry — who has used his vast fortune to pay for groceries and meals for those in need, as well as funeral and other expenses for the families of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and Secoria Turner this year — with earnings of US$97 million, while another soccer player, Neymar, saw his US$95.5 million earnings land him seventh place.

DJ Howard Stern was eighth with US$90 million, one place ahead of LeBron James with US$88.2 million.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson completed the top 10 with US$87.5 million.

Elsewhere on the list, Travis Scott, the father of Kylie’s two-year-old daughter Stormi, appeared at number 82 with 2020 earnings of US$39.5 million.

Notable showbiz names in the top 20 included 12th-placed Ellen DeGeneres with US$84 million, Ariana Grande at 17 with US$72 million, Ryan Reynolds at 18 with US$71.5 million and the Jonas Brothers, whose US$68.5 million earnings awarded them the 20th spot. 

In 2020, Forbes estimated that the 100 celebrities earned US$6.1 billion (before taxes and fees), about US$200 million less than the revenue in 2019. 

Here is the Top 10 in Forbes’ Highest-Earning Celebrities of 2020:

1. Kylie Jenner (US$590 million)

2. Kanye West (US$170 million)

3. Roger Federer (US$106.3 million)

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (US$105 million)

5. Lionel Messi (US$104 million)

6. Tyler Perry (US$97 million)

7. Neymar (US$95.5 million)

8. Howard Stern (US$90 million)

9. LeBron James (US$88.2 million)

10. Dwayne Johnson (US$87.5 million)

Click here for the complete Top 100 list. — BANG

Photos: TPG News/Click Photos 


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