Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2020 Revealed: Where Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift and More Rank

According to Forbes, the world's top-earning stars made a combined $6.1 billion in 2020. Kylie Jenner and Kanye West came out on top—and their paydays will shock you.

By McKenna Aiello Dec 15, 2020 3:05 AMTags
Watch: Kylie Jenner Slams "Forbes" for Stripping Her Billionaire Status

It's Kylie Jenner's world and we're all just living in it. 

Forbes just crowned the E! star and cosmetics mogul the highest-paid celebrity of 2020. Despite Kylie's contentious history with the publication, the financial experts at Forbes calculated she took home $590 million this year after selling a majority stake in her beauty brand to Coty Inc. 

Coincidentally, the 23-year-old's brother-in-law, Kanye West, came in at No. 2 by making $170 million. The rapper and aspiring politician has his partnership with Adidas to thank for his hefty payday. 

A-list athletes like Roger FedererCristiano RonaldoLionel MessiNeymar and LeBron James helped round out the top 10, in addition to Tyler Perry, Howard Stern and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

According to Forbes, the world's top-earning stars made a combined $6.1 billion in 2020. That's $200 million less than last year because of the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the entertainment industry.

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Highest-Paid Actresses of 2020

Count down from No. 25 by scrolling through our gallery below—here's to better budgeting in 2021!

25. Taylor Swift

$63.5 million

24. Kevin Durant

$63.9 million

23. Ed Sheeran

$64 million

22. Dr. Phil McGraw

$65.5 million

21. The Chainsmokers

$68 million

20. The Jonas Brothers

$68.5 million

19. Gordon Ramsay

$70 million

18. Ryan Reynolds

$71.5 million

17. Ariana Grande

$72 million

16. Stephen Curry

$74.5 million

15. James Patterson

$80 million

14. Elton John

$81 million

13. Bill Simmons

$82.5 million

12. Ellen DeGeneres

$84 million

11. Rush Limbaugh

$85 million

10. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

$87.5 million

9. LeBron James

$88.2 million

8. Howard Stern

$90 million

7. Neymar

$95.5 million

6. Tyler Perry

$97 million

5. Lionel Messi

$104 million

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

$105 million

3. Roger Federer

$106.3 million

2. Kanye West

$170 million

1. Kylie Jenner

$590 million

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