We already knew that Diddy is the highest-earning man in hip-hop, but as it turns out he’s also the highest-earning celebrity — period.
According to Forbes, Diddy raked in a massive $130 million last year. Coming in at the no. 2 spot is Beyoncé, who earned an impressive $105 million.
The annual ranking measured pre-tax incomes for the 100 highest-earning celebrities from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017.
Diddy’s lucrative earnings came from a sponsorship deal with Ciroc vodka, his Sean John clothing line and from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. Diddy earned $70 million when Global Brand Group bought a majority stake in his clothing line, Forbes reported.
He also has large stakes in companies like DeLéon tequila, Aquahydrate alkaline water and Revolt TV — skyrocketing his net worth to about $820 million, according to Forbes.
Like Diddy, Beyoncé also jumped to the top of the list this year, rising from number 34 last year. This year was her second-highest earning of her career, Forbes noted, and can be attributed to her Formation World Tour as well as the release of her album, Lemonade.
Forbes’ list includes a range of celebrities from musicians to authors to athletes to “personalities” like Kim Kardashian West.
Get into this year’s 10 highest-earning celebrities, according to Forbes:
- Sean “Diddy” Combs, $130 million
- Beyoncé Knowles, $105 million
- J.K. Rowling, $95 million
- Drake, $94 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million
- The Weeknd, $92 million
- Howard Stern, $90 million
- Coldplay, $88 million
- James Patterson, $87 million
- LeBron James, $86 million