The Top 50 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2015

The Top 50 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2015

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The Top 50 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2015

Forbes ranked the most successful celebrities of 2015! The list is quite stunning!

From movie actors and actresses to pro athletes, this list has definitely brought together some of the most inspirational people in the entertainment world today.

Here is the top 50 highest paid superstars of 2015:

50. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award. He was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 2011.
Bradley Cooper movies

Earnings $41.5 million


49. Kenny Chesney

Kenneth Arnold “Kenny” Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has recorded sixteen albums, fourteen of which have been certified gold or higher by the (RIAA).


Earnings $42 million


48. Luke Bryan

Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington and releasing his first spring break album.


Earnings $42.5 million


47. Jason Aldean

Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American singer and rapper. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released six albums and twenty-four singles.


Earnings $43.5 million


46. Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.


Earnings $44 million


45. Michael Buble’

Michael Steven Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He became a naturalized Italian citizen in 2005.He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.


Earnings $41.5 million


44. Judy Sheindlin

Judith Susan “Judy” Sheindlin (born October 21, 1942), also known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, producer, and author.


Earnings $47 million


43. Vin Diesel

Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series and Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy.


Earnings $47 million


42. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Novak Djokovic

Earnings $48 million


41. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, MBE (born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.


Earnings $48.5 million


40. Ben Roethlisberger

Benjamin Todd “Ben” Roethlisberger, Sr. ( born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).


Earnings $49 million


39. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Earnings $49.5 million


38. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan, (born Chan Kong-sang; 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.


Earnings $50 million


37. Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.


Earnings $50.5 million


36. Phil Mickelson

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is an American professional golfer.


Earnings $51 million


35. Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney, (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.


Earnings $51.5 million


34. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress.


Earnings $52 million


33. Kim Kardashian

Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West (born Kimberly Noel Kardashian; October 21, 1980) is an American television and social media personality, actress, socialite, and model.


Earnings $52.5 million


32. Toby Keith

Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961), best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actor.


Earnings $53 million


31. Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John,  (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.


Earnings $53.5 million


30. Kevin Durant

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Earnings $54 million


29. Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress.

Beyonce Knowles

Earnings $54.5 million


28. Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.


Earnings $56 million


27. Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

Ed Sheeran

Earnings $57 million


26. Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.


Earnings $57.5 million


25. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.


Earnings $59 million


24. Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac is a British and American rock band formed in 1967.


Earnings $59.5 million


23. Ryan Seacrest

Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer.


Earnings $60 million


22. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay,  (born 8 November 1966) is a Scottish-born British chef and restaurateur.


Earnings $60 million


21. Sean Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969),also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.


Earnings $60 million


20. David Copperfield

David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin; September 16, 1956) is an American illusionist,and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.


Earnings $63 million


19. Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.

Justin Timberlake celebrity

Earnings $63.5 million


18. Lebron James

LeBron Raymone James ( born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Earnings $65 million


17. Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, recording artist and remixer.

Calvin Harris Music

Earnings $66 million


16. Roger Federer

Roger Federer born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).


Earnings $67 million


15. Dr. Phil McGraw

Phillip Calvin “Phil” McGraw (born September 1, 1950), known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002.


Earnings $70 million


14. The Eagles

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.


Earnings $73.5 million


13. Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi  (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.


Earnings $74 million


12. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer


Earnings $75 million


11. Rush Limbaugh

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( born January 12, 1951) is an American entertainer, radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator.


Earnings $79 million


10. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985), known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.


Earnings $79.5 million


9. Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.


Earnings $80 million


8. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.


Earnings $80 million


7. James Patterson

James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author.


Earnings $89 million


6. Garth Brooks

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), best known as Garth Brooks, is an American country pop singer-songwriter.


Earnings $90 million


5. Howard Stern

Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.


Earnings $95 million


4. One Direction

One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015.


Earnings $130 million


3. Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.


Earnings $135 million


2. Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978), is a Filipino world champion professional boxer.


Earnings $160 million


1. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American retired professional boxer.


Earnings $300 million

Who was your favorite celebrity this year? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!
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