Forbes released the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016

Jul 13, 2016 13:09 IST

Taylor SwiftForbes on 11 July 2016 released the list of world's highest-paid celebrities of 2016. The list is also termed as Celebrity 100.

The key factors that are taken into account to rank the celebrities include income, Google hits, fan base, press clips and magazine covers.

The list, which ranks 100 celebrities from all over the globe, was topped by Taylor Swift with earnings of 170 million US dollars.

Music band One Direction grabbed the second position with earnings of 110 million US dollars. Author James Patterson was ranked third with earnings of 95 million US dollars.

In 2015, the list was topped by boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Top 10 celebrities in the list are:


Celebrity Name



Taylor Swift

170 Million US dollar


One Direction

110 Million US dollar


James Patterson

95 Million US dollar


Dr. Phil McGraw

88 Million US dollar


Cristiano Ronaldo

88 Million US dollar


Kevin Hart

87.5 Million US dollar


Howard Stern

85 Million US dollar


Lionel Messi

81.5 Million US dollar



80.5 Million US dollar


Rush Limbaugh

79 Million US dollar

Indian celebrities in the list

Forbes’ Celeb 100 list also included the name of two Bollywood actors. They are Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Shahrukh Khan was ranked 86th in the list with earnings of 33 million US dollars. Akshay Kumar grabbed the 94th spot in the list with earnings of 31.5 million US dollars.

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