2015 has been a great year for the celebrities once again, with many of them not only retaining their place in the hearts of their fans around the globe, but also making huge sums of money this year.
Here is the list of top 20 highest paid celebrities in the world:
20. David Copperfield
With a whopping income of $ 63 million this year, the illusion artist David Copperfield has become one of the highest paid celebrities today. apart from making huge sums of money from his shows, he is also making good money from other businesses.
19. Justin Timberlake
On number 19 on the list of top 20 highest paid celebrities is young pop artist Justin Timberlake, with an income of $ 63.5 million this year. He has also made a good name as an actor.
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18. LeBron James
The talented NBA player LeBron James comes next on this list, with the whopping pay of $ 65 million. What more, the salary from NBA is expected to rise in the coming years!
17. Calvin Harris
The next name on this list is that of the singer, song writer and producer, Calvin Harris. He is also the boyfriend of Taylor Swift and has the whopping pay figure of $ 66 million.
16. Roger Federer
The tennis superstar Roger Federer comes next with the income figure touching a huge $ 67 million. Though he is towards the end of his career, Federer is likely to be regarded as one of the best in the sport.
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15. Dr Phil McGraw
With the amount of $ 70 million in his pocket this year, Dr Phil McGraw comes next on the list of top 20 highest paid celebrities. He is a well known television star and author.
14. The Eagles
The renowned rock band called The Eagles comes next on this list, with an amount of $ 73.5 in its kitty. In fact, they have been regarded as one of the most successful rock bands in the music history of America.
13. Lionel Messi
The football superhero Lionel Messi is on number 13 among the highest paid celebrities in the world, with the amazing figure of $ 74 million to his credit. Still at the prime of his career, Messi has a long way to go.
12. Ellen DeGeneres
With the income figure touching an incredible $ 75 million, the sitcom star Ellen DeGeneres is the next name on this list. Besides being a part of several successful shows, she has also hosted some award nights.
11. Rush Limbaugh
On number 11 among the top 10 highest paid celebrities is the celebrity American radio show host Rush Limbaugh. Known for his fearless and outspoken attitude, Limbaugh has pocketed $ 79 million this year.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, the star footballer of Real Madrid has made a huge sum of $ 79.5 million and the credit of his fame and success go not only to his sporting talent but also his charismatic personality, the latter making him a brand.
9. Taylor Swift
This position is tied, with the young and talented musical diva Taylor Swift taking the cake with a whopping pay of $ 80 million to bag this slot on the list of top 20 highest paid celebrities.
8. Robert Downey Junior
Sharing the eighth spot on this list with Taylor Swift is the successful and hot actor Robert Downey Jr, who too has pocketed a handsome sum of $ 80 million.
7. James Patterson
James Patterson, the famous author who has also penned down several successful movies, comes on number 7 on the list of 10 highest paid celebrities, with a figure of $ 89 million under his belt.
6. Garth Brooks
Another talented artist from the music industry to make it on this list is Garth Brooks, who has managed to get $ 90 million in his kitty this year. He has broken several records to emerge as one of the most successful artists in the world.
5. Howard Stern
This position is a tie with Howard Stern also making the same figure of $ 90 million, making him one of the highest paid celebrities in the world. His flourishing career has earned him the reputation of king of all media.
4. One Direction
Far ahead from the previous entrant in the list is the musical group called One Direction, with the unbelievable pay check of $ 130 million. The pop band has dominated the stage as well as social media sites for a long time now.
3. Katy Perry
The pop queen Katy Perry has beaten them all to come ahead as the third highest paid celebrity in the world, making an incredible amount of $ 135 million this year.
2. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has made it as the second highest paid celebrity this year, despite the fact that he was on the losing end of the “Fight of the Century”. He made a figure of $ 160 million, deservingly getting this spot on the list of 20 highest paid celebrities.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr
Topping this list is the winner of the historic boxing match against Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr, who not only won millions of hearts around the world, but also pocketed a sum of $ 300 million.
All these celebrities have created history with the amazing figures of income they have reached this year.