Kylie Jenner beats out Kanye West to top Forbes highest-paid celebrities list for 2020 | Ralph Lauren

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She may no longer be classed as a billionaire but Kylie Jenner is still the world’s highest earning celebrity.

On a list filled with some of the biggest names in music, movies and sport, the model and cosmetics mogul has emerged way out in front among Forbes magazine’s top paid celebs of 2020.

And the top of the tree is something of a family affair, with Jenner’s brother-in-law Kanye West sitting in second.

While many are struggling in these straitened times, the world’s top-earning 100 stars still raked in a combined $8.1 billion, though that was a $265 million fall on last year.

Kylie Jenner.
Camera IconKylie Jenner. Credit: Instagram

Jenner raked in a staggering $785.3 million thanks to selling a majority stake in her cosmetics company Kyle Cosmetics to beauty giant Coty.

Despite fears that her brand, and earning, would be damaged after Forbes stripped her of her billionaire title in May — when it revealed she lied about the size of her business — the money from the deal was more than enough for the 23-year-old to take the spot by a huge margin.

Trailing in her wake in second was volatile rapper West with $226.2 million, earned from his Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas.

Sporting superstars featured prominently, with three among the top five.

Tennis legend Roger Federer proved an ace in the money-making stakes with $141.5 million to rank third, closely followed by soccer greats Cristiano Ronaldo ($139.7 million) and Lionel Messi ($138.4 million).

Cristiano Ronaldo.
Camera IconCristiano Ronaldo. Credit: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

US media mogul Tyler Perry, best known for his Madea comedy franchise, was sixth with $129 million, with another soccer star, Neymar, sitting below him in seventh ($127 million).

World-famous shock jock Howard Stern was in eighth, pocketing a princely $120 million, ahead of basketballer LeBron James ($117 million) and the planet’s highest earning actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($116 million), who rounded out the top 10.

Dwayne Johnson.
Camera IconDwayne Johnson. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Other big names in the top 100 included Elton John at number 14 with $107.7 million, Ryan Reynolds at number 18 with $95 million, Taylor Swift at 25 with $85 million, Billie Eilish at number 43 with $70 million and Jackie Chan at 80 with $53.2 million.



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