Check out the below list of Top 10 Highest Paid Entertainers in The World by 2017, Entertainers are very much important to this world. They help us to release our stress and tension after a hectic day at work and school. Entertainers can be singers, dancers, actors, comedians and many other people who make us enjoy listening to or watching them. If they are really talented and creative, their fan base also goes on growing which results in higher pay or earning by the entertainers. There are many people out there who are creative and are successful in reaching out to the people. They have been earning high amounts of money also.
Here I have made a list of highest paid entertainers of the world
10. RIHANNA – $75 MILLION
Robin Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados on February 20, 1988. She is a singer, songwriter, model, actress and fashion designer. Her music comes under the genres of pop, R&B, reggae, dancehall, dance and hip hop. The lead song Umbrella from her third studio album Good girl gone bad won her a Grammy. She released 4 platinum rated albums and another Grammy winning album named Unapologetic in 2012. From that day, she is considered as a pop icon. She has won 8 Grammy awards, 9 American music awards and Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV video music awards in 2016.
9. ELLEN DEGENERES – $75 MILLION
Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, US on 26 January, 1958. She is a comedian, actress, producer, writer and a television host. She has acted in many movies and has given the voice to Dory in Finding Nemo, Exploring the Reef and Finding Dory. She has also acted in many TV shows and has hosted Grammy awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and academy awards. Her comedy subjects are mainly American culture, pop culture, sexuality and current events.
8. MADONNA – $76.5 MILLION
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan, US on August 16, 1958. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, director, record producer, dancer, author and businesswoman. Her music comes under the genres of pop, dance, electronic and rock. Her albums, Ray of Light and Confessions on a dance floor won Grammy awards. Many of her songs have reached the number one spot in the charts. She holds a Guinness world record of best selling female recording artists of all time and RIAA has called her as the highest selling rock artist of 20th century. She has 7 Grammy awards and 20 Guinness world records to her name.
7. RUSH LIMBAUGH – $79 MILLION
Rush Limbaugh Hudson III in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, US on January 12, 1951. He is political commentator, radio host, author and former television host. The Rush Limbaugh show is the most listened to talk radio program in United States with more than 13.25 million unique audiences. He was named as top 1 in Talkers magazine’s “heavy hundred” most important talk show hosts in 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Marconi Radio Award. He has won the award for a total of 5 times. He was inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame and National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians in 2012.
6. ADELE – $80.5 MILLION
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in Tottenham, London on 5th May 1988. She is a singer and songwriter. Her songs fall under the genres soul, pop, blue eyed soul and R&B. She plays guitar, bass and drums. She is an alumnus of BRIT school for performing arts and technology. Her first album was 19. It was certified 3 times platinum in US and 7 times platinum in UK and won her 2 Grammy awards. Her second album was 21. It was certified as diamond in US and 16 times platinum in UK. She won 6 Grammy awards and 3 American Music Awards. She has won a total of 9 Grammy Awards. She is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid Entertainers in The World 2017.
5. HOWARD STERN – $85 MILLION
Howard Allan Stern was born in Queens, New York City on January 12, 1954. He is a radio personality, television personality, producer, actor, photographer and an author. He is very well known for his show The Howard Stern Show. Stern has been inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame. From 1976 to 1981 he struggled and worked for WRNW, WCCC and WWWW. Then until 1985, he worked in WWDC and WNBC, New York. Then he moved to WXRK, New York. Then he wrote books and became a television personality and also acted in movies. He has won Golden Apple Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment awards and Adult Video News Awards.
4. KEVIN HART – $87.5 MILLION
Kevin Darnell Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 6, 1979. He is a stand up comedian, actor, writer, producer and television personality. He rose to fame after his first stand up album I’m a grown little man and after acting in Grudge match, Ride along and get hard. Time magazine named him in 100 most influential people in 2015. He has also acted in Scary Movie 3 and 4, the 40 year old virgin, Think like a man and many other movies. He has also done many television shows. He has won BET award, NAACP image award and MTV awards.
3. DR. PHIL MCGRAW – $88 MILLION
Phillip Calvin McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, US on September 1, 1950. He is a television host, author and psychologist. He has pursued Ph.D. in psychology. He also featured in Oprah Winfrey show. He also featured in Frasier, Sesame street, Scary Movie 4, The Simpsons, Madea goes to jail, Curb your enthusiasm, Hannah Montana and WWE Raw in April 11, 2016 episode.
2. ONE DIRECTION – $110 MILLION
One Direction is a pop boy band based in London. The members of the band are Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Zayn Malik was their previous member. The band has won 6 Brit Awards, 4 MTV video music awards, 11 MTV Europe music awards, 27 teen choice awards and 7 American Music awards. They have 5 albums namely Up All night, Take me home, Midnight Memories, made in A.M. and four.
1. TAYLOR SWIFT – $170 MILLION
Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989. She is an actress, singer and songwriter. Her songs fall under the country and pop genres. She plays piano, banjo and guitar. She has received 10 Grammy Awards, 19 American music awards, 23 Billiboard music awards, 1 Brit award and 8 Academy of country music awards.
These are the Top 10 Highest Paid Entertainers in The World 2017. These people are really talented and are the most successful in their respective careers. They have managed to reach out to millions of people and their fans have brought them to this level. They are creative and make our mood happy. They are the best and hence are paid this much money. This concludes my list. I hope you enjoyed the list. Have a nice day.