Diddy Named Forbes Highest Paid Entertainer

by Malachi Weaver

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been named this year’s top earner on Forbes’ top 100 highest paid celebrities list.

Forbes says that Diddy earned $130 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his stake in Ciroc vodka, and a $70 million sale of one-third of his clothing line, Sean John, all contributed to this total, Forbes says.

Beyoncé came in at No. 2 on the list, earning $105 million. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, came in at No. 3 with $95 million. Drake and Cristiano Ronaldo took spots four and five.

Taylor Swift, who was last year’s No. 1 earner, dropped to No. 49. Swift made $44 million this year, compared to her $170 million last year.

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