Forbes crowns Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James walks upcourt during first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs is the top earner on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Sean “Diddy” Combs arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The magazine says the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy brought in $130 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. Forbes says Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a stake in Ciroc vodka and the $70 million sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line all contributed to his earnings.

No. 2 on the list is Beyonce, with $105 million in earnings. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling brought in $95 million. Rapper Drake and Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo round out the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 was Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James. The 32 year old brought in $86 million.

Last year’s top earner, Taylor Swift, dropped to No. 49. The singer brought in $44 million, down from $170 million.

Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities

  1. Sean Combs
  2. Beyoncé Knowles
  3. J.K. Rowling
  4. Drake
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo
  6. The WeeknD
  7. Howard Stern
  8. Coldplay
  9. James Patterson
  10. LeBron James

Tap here to see numbers 11-100.

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