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Kevin Hart Makes The Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

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Taylor Swift (No. 1), with $170 million in earnings, seizes the top spot on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s highest-paid celebrities (Celebrity 100 p. 70 in Forbes’ July 26, 2016 magazine issue). The pop superstar smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to a quarter-billion dollars in total for her 1989 World Tour. One Direction takes the No. 2 spot, with earnings of $110 million, followed by author James Patterson (No. 3), with $95 million, and Dr. Phil McGraw and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who are tied for No. 4. Kevin Hart (No. 6), with earnings of $87.5 million, is the first comedian to ever outearn Jerry Seinfeld and has packed venues this year at a rate on par with rock stars.

“Live entertainment continues to supercharge the earnings of the world’s top stars,” says Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes‘ senior editor of media & entertainment. “From soccer games in Spain to concerts in China, fans are willing to shell out to see big names – and this is driving the celebrity economy to ever greater heights.”

The world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.1 billion pretax over the past 12 months, more than the GDP of Belize, Gambia and Bhutan combined. Forbes ranks talent across the entire entertainment world including, stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, creating a truly international list in which over one third of the celebrities are from outside the U.S.

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#11 LeBron James 31 $77 M Athletes

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#13 Rihanna 28 $75 M Musicians

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#19 Dwayne Johnson 44 $64.5 M Actors

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#22 Sean Combs 46 $62 M Musicians

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#26 Kevin Durant 27 $56 M Athletes

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#30 The Weeknd 26 $55 M Musicians

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#34 Beyoncé Knowles 34 $54 M Musicians

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#36 Jay Z 46 $53.5 M Musicians

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#37 Cam Newton 27 $53 M Athletes

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#43 Kobe Bryant 37 $50 M Athletes

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#51 Tiger Woods 40 $45.5 M Athletes

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#54 Floyd Mayweather 39 $44 M Athletes

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#61 Russell Wilson 27 $42 M Athletes

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#63 Dr. Dre 51 $41 M Musicians

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#69 Drake 29 $38.5 M Musicians

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#78 Marcell Dareus 26 $35 M Athletes

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#78 Vin Diesel 48 $35 M Actors

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#82 A.J. Green 27 $33.5 M Athletes

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#86 James Harden 26 $33 M Athletes

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#91 Usain Bolt 29 $32.5 M Athletes

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#92 Dwyane Wade 34 $32 M Athletes

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#97 Carmelo Anthony 32 $31 M Athletes

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