Sports and entertainment has created empires for many and the amount of money they earn is even hard for many to dream of.
In this video, we will be taking a look at the 5 highest paid celebrities in the world over the last year.
5. Lionel Messi
Number 5 is Lionel Messi, the 33 year old soccer star has made $104 million.
Lionel Messi’s current contract with Barcelona pays him more than $80 million annually through 2021.
Messi launched his own clothing line in September 2019 and opened outlet The Messi Store in Barcelona.
The Argentinian with Italian roots had his first contract with Barcelona detailed out on a paper napkin! FC Barcelona sporting director Carles Rexach was so impressed with Messi’s skills that he did not wait and made a contract immediately over a napkin.
4. Christiano Ronaldo
Number 4 is Christiano Ronaldo with $105 million; the 35 year old Portuguese has signed a 4 year contract with Juventus in 2018 with an annual salary of $64 million.
Christiano Ronaldo’s name was inspired by US President Ronald Reagan who was his father’s favorite actor.
Famous with the nick name of “cry baby” as a child, the sports star is the most followed athlete on social media.
3. Roger Federer
Number 3 is Roger Federer with $106.3 million, the 39 year old Swiss tennis star is the highest paid athlete.
He has a 10 years deal with Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo, signed in 2018 for $300 million.
Federer also endorses brands like credit Suisse, Mercedes Benz and Rolex.
2. Kanye West
At second spot is Kanye West who has earned $170 million, Forbes revealed the hiphop star as a billionaire in April 2020 on the strength of his yeezy sneaker brand.
Kanye has outsourced the sneaker manufacturing to Adidas while the apparel business is owned by Kanye outright.
The billionaire maintains a low profile on social media but always create stir when he says something online, his recent announcement of running for office was trending worldwide.
1. Kylie Jenner (Top Spot)
And the top spot is stolen by Kylie Jenner; her annual earning is more than all the earnings added by the four next to her in the list, a whopping $590 Million. Kylie Jenner has sold 51% of Kylie Cosmetics to publicly traded Coty Inc. in November 2019 for $600 Million.
Forbes has recently revealed that the Jenner family was lying over the size of business for years.