Drake, Pharrell, Eminem Among Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrities

Drake, Pharrell, Eminem Among Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrities

Can you guess where they placed in the top 100?

Published June 29, 2015

Forbes has a lot of lists that define the worth of celebrities, but this might be their biggest one.

Celebrity 100 ranks the world’s highest paid superstars of 2015, mixing athletes, entertainers (or “front of camera” talent as they call them), artists, actors, actresses and many more that span outside of the U.S. According to the publication, they measure their worth between June 1, 2014, and June 1, 2015, before subtracting management fees and taxes. Figures are based on data from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers and the stars themselves.


It’s no surprise that Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops the list with $300 million. At second, it’s Manny Pacquiao with $160 million. No. 3 and No. 4 respectively go to Katy Perry ($135 million) and One Direction ($130 million). To round out the top five, Howard Stern earns $95 million.

In relation to hip hop, the ranks are a bit lower. Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs appears at the No. 21 spot with $60 million. Other notable names include Beyoncé, Drake, Dr. Dre and Eminem. Check out a few selected rankings below, and head over to Forbes for the full list.

21. Sean Combs - $60 Million

27. Ed Sheeran - $57 Million

28. Jay Z - $56 Million

29. Beyoncé - $54.5 Million

33. Kim Kardashian - $52.5 Million

35. Paul McCartney - $51.5 Million

52. Bruno Mars - $40 Million

54. Drake - $39.5 Million

60. David Guetta - $37 Million

61. Florida Georgia Line - $36.5 Million

62. Tiësto - $36 Million

73. Dr. Dre - $33 Million

79. Pharrell Williams - $32 Million

83. Eminem - $31 Million

85. Britney Spears - $31 Million

95. Jennifer Lopez - $28.5 Million

100. Kevin Hart - $28.5 Million

At least Kevin Hart is the best at being the worst among the best! Watch him –– we mean Chocolate Droppa –– school T-Murda on how to spit #bars in the 2015 BET Awards video below.

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(Photos from left: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Richard Bord/Getty Images for iHeartMedia, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Written by Eric Diep


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