There are 100 people on the 2017 list. These A-Listers among them pulled in an estimated $5.15 billion in earnings for the year according to Forbes. Top on the list is US musician, Sean “Diddy” Combs who made $130 million mostly from his recent US tour, a marketing deal with a vodka company and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line. The bottom position is occupied by Manchester United star Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with $32 million. (He may be last but that’s lot more than a lot of us mere mortals would ever make in a lifetime, :D).
Unsurprisingly (but a bit of worrying) only 16 women made the list.
By industry, the list is dominated by musicians (thirty-seven of them, of which four are music groups), followed by athletes (thirty), TV and radio personalities (thirteen), six comedians, two authors, and one magician. Now we suppose, is the time to become an entertainer.
Have a look at the top twenty earners in the 2017 Forbes List.