Top 10 Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrities 2020: The Only Woman On The List Is Also Number 1

Salena Harshini |Dec 17, 2020

The topper of Forbes's top 10 highest-paid celebs in 2020 is the youngest and the only woman in the list. She surpassed the others big time when it comes to salary and income generally.

2020 is coming to an end and the list of highest paid celebrities 2020 has also been revealed following the curiosity of many. This year, the topper is the one and only female in the list who gives the remainders a good run for their money, including her brother-in-law. See the details below!

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See who was paid with the most mammoth sum this year!

Check out 2020 Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities Top 10:

1. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner, 23, collected an astounding amount of $590 million this year, naming herself the crowner of the highest paid celebrities 2020 list. For the unknown, the majority of her income is the 51% sale of Kylie Cosmetics company to Coty.

As Kylie earned $600 million, or Rs 60 crores, from this sale and she reportedly pocketed $540 million pretax.

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Kylie Jenner is the only female to make it to the list this year and she also earned the most!

She was considered the world's youngest “self-made” billionaire at the age of 21 in March 2019 but lost the status as the earnings of her company were disputed. For 2020, Forbes calculated in November that Kylie Jenner net worth is about $700 million, and her sale to the multinational beauty company Coty is said to be “one of the biggest celebrity cashouts of all time.”

2. Kanye West

West who is married to Kylie’s half-sister Kim Kardashian is also part of the highest paid celebrities 2020 list. Kanye West, 43, came in second with a distance in number as he earned $170 million.

His $170-million worth of earning boosted West’s real-time net worth to $1.3 billion by far. He also signed a high-profile deal with Adidas which convinced Forbes to tout him as a billionaire. Kanye West’s Yeezy sneaker brand collected a whopping amount of $1.3 billion in sales in 2019 only.

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Kanye West is second to his sister-in-law this year

He is also said to completely own all of his lines and in June, it was also announced that he signed a deal to sell the Yeezy clothing brand.

Meanwhile, the remaining in the top 10 Forbes highest paid celebrities 2020 comprises a majority of athletes and five of them garnered their riches predominantly via sports salaries.

3. Roger Federer

Legendary tennis player Roger Federer secures the third rank this year and is the highest-earning athlete with an income of $106.3 million.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer made it to 3rd rank

His earnings largely came from endorsement deals including the 10-year deal with Uniqlo – a famous Japanese apparel line, worth $300 million.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

The fourth place in the list of highest paid celebrities 2020 is Cristiano Ronaldo with an income of $105 million. Most of it came from the sensation’s annual salary with Juventus that worth $64 million.

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Ronaldo is the fourth place

For the unversed, Cristiano Ronaldo was also allegedly in a fling with Indian actress Bipasha Basu. They were captured getting intimate in an event years ago.

5. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is yet another star coming from the pitch. He took the fifth spot with $104 million which is comprised of $80 million worth salary a year from Barcelona and other endorsement deals.

His net worth is believed to be among the flabbergasting region of $400 million.

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The Forbes list calls out Lionel Messi's name at number 5

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6. Tyler Perry

Director Tyler Perry is the sixth name on Forbes’s list with $97 million of income that comes mostly from his giant movie library. Not like other filmmakers, Perry earns 100% from his projects.

He is known for works like Sistas, the Madea franchise, Gone Girl, among others. The actor-producer also opened his Tyler Perry Studios which is 330-acre large in Atlanta in 2019 and secured a deal of owning 25% from BET+ steaming service with Viacom.

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Tyler Perry with his star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood

7. Neymar

Following Tyler Perry is football star Neymar whose income is estimated to be $95.5 million in 2020. Neymar who owns a 5-year contract that is worth $350 million was also said to contract the virus earlier this year along with his soccer fellow.

Neymar is also among the highest paid celebrities 2020

The Brazil footballer Neymar has been under fire for throwing a week-long New Year’s Eve party for scores of celebrity guest.

8. Howard Stern

The shock jock is the eight name on the list of Forbes with his $90 million although he would very likely rise on the assessment of next year.

The Sirius XM contract in his hand will expire at this month-end and as he has the rights of retaining his archives, the radio personality could possess a mammoth payout coming.

Howard Stern
The radio presenter is also one of the richest celebs in 2020 with his whopping earning

9. LeBron James

The NBA legend LeBron James came in as the night name of the Forbes highest paid celebrities 2020 with an income of $88.2 million consisting of his salary In Los Angles Lakers, his own TV/movie production company, and numerous endorsements.

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LeBron James is a world famous NBA basketball player

The 2.06m-tall basketball player remains one of the highest-paid athletes on the planet.

10. Dwayne Johnson

The Rock Dwayne Johnson rounded up the list at 10th rank and the actor took in $87.5 million this year. He is famous for his roles in various projects such as Jumanji franchise, Skyscraper, Baywatch, Fast and Furious among others. He is also known for his bromance with Kevin Hart as the two are a dynamic duo.

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Actor Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, completes the list of the highest paid celebrities 2020

So in conclusion, Kylie Jenner honorably becomes the only woman as well as the 2020 topper of this prestigious annual list. Although 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, she and Kanye West have found a way to capitalize more than every other celebrity.

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