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Kylie Jenner is Officially the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity of 2020

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner. Photo: Instagram/ @kyliecosmetics

Kylie Jenner is officially the world’s highest-paid celebrity. The American reality star and beauty mogul has been named as the top earner on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, reportedly earning a substantial USD $590 million in 2020.

Jenner was named the highest-paid celebrity in the world, beating out runner-up Kanye West, who is said to have earned $170 million.

Kylie Jenner

The majority of Kylie Jenner’s fortune comes from selling a 51% stake ​in her Kylie Cosmetics company. Photo: Instagram/ @kyliejenner

The majority of Jenner’s fortune this year comes from selling a 51% stake ​in her makeup firm, Kylie Cosmetics to global cosmetic group Coty Inc., in January, in what has been described as, “one of the biggest celebrity cashouts of all time.”

Kim Kardashian West and Kayne West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West came 2nd and 48th on Forbes’ celebrity 100 list, respectively. Photo: Getty

However, Jenner was the only female to be named in the top ten of Forbes’ list. The beauty mogul’s brother-in-law, Kanye West, came second on Forbes’ highest-paid celebrity list, with a major portion of his earnings coming from his Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas.

Following in the top ten were several sports stars including footballers Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, as well as tennis ace Roger Federer and basketballer LeBron James. American actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, radio star Howard Stern, and actor Dwayne Johnson were also featured in the top ten names on the list.

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Jennifer Lopez was named the 56th highest-earning celebrity on Forbes’ celebrity 100 list. Photo: Instagram/ @jlo

Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian West, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Lopez were some of the female celebrities named on the Forbes list.

The total list showed that the world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a staggering combined amount of $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, however, this was a $200 million drop from 2019, due to the huge impacts from the global pandemic. This year marked the first drop in combined celebrity earnings since 2016. 

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