Celebrity refers to the publicity and public attention rendered by the media to individuals. Although the term “celebrity” is often referred to refer to famous individuals, it is also commonly used to refer to anyone who has had any moderate public attention in media, irrespective of how well-known they are beyond their niche. Successful careers in sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status.
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Here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities in The World
10. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989. She is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists. She is well known for descriptive songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention. At the age 14 she started to pursue a career in country music. She has appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world
9. James Patterson
James Brendan Patterson was born on March 22, 1947. He has a B.A. in English from Manhattan College. He is an American author. James is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series. He wrote many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies. His total earnings over a decade are estimated at approximately $700 million.
8. Phil McGraw
Phillip Calvin “Phil” McGraw was born on born September 1, 1950. He is also known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality and a famous author, also as a psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. He grew up with two older sisters and younger sister in the oilfields of North Texas, where his father was an equipment supplier. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990’s.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was on born 5 February 1985. He is a Portuguese professional footballer. He plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. Ronaldo made his international debut representing Portugal in August 2003, at the age of 18.In Euro 2016, Ronaldo lifted the trophy after defeating France in the final. He received the Silver Boot as one of the second-highest goal scorers of the tournament.
6. Kevin Hart
Kevin Darnell Hart was born July 6, 1979 is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia. Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. Hart’s comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I’m a Grown Little Man (2008). He currently stars as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.
5. Howard Stern
Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954. He is an American radio and television personality and later as producer also as an author, actor and then a photographer. He is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which gained popularity when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. Stern has described himself as “King of All Media” since 1992 for his successes outside radio. Stern performs on its soundtrack which charted the Billboard 200 at number one and was certified platinum for one million copies sold. In 2012, Stern was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities in The World 2017.
4. Lionel Messi
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi was born on 24 June 1987. He is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Very often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time. Messi is the only football player in history to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988. She is an English singer-songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. Adele is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world.
2. Rush Limbaugh
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born on January 12, 1951. He is an American entertainer, radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator. Since he was 16, Limbaugh has worked a series of disc jockey jobs. His most recent contract, signed on July 31, 2016, will take his radio program to 2020, its 32nd year.
1. LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James was born on December 30, 1984. He is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships (2012, 2013, and 2016). James played high school basketball at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar.
So, These above are the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities in The World 2017.