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Forbes Rich List Reveals Sean Combs Is Highest-Earning Star Of The Year

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13/06/2017 11:33 BST

Forbes has released its annual rich list, revealing the biggest-earning stars in the entertainment industry.

While JK Rowling has been named the highest-earning Brit (raking in £74.8 million), Beyoncé’s intake of £84.2 million means she’s just missed out on the top spot.

In fact, in rather surprising news, it’s *double-checks Wikipedia to see what he’s calling himself these days* Puff Daddy who pulled in the most money in the past 12 months, earning a whopping £102 million thanks to numerous business ventures.

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As well as his US tour, the rapper and actor sold shares in his Sean John clothing line, which proved to be a hefty earner for him, as did a deal he struck up with a vodka company in the US.

His position on the top spot is particularly impressive as just a year earlier he’d missed out on the top 20 altogether, coming in at number 22 on the magazine’s annual list.

Beyoncé, of course, had a pretty busy 12 months too, with sales from her ‘Lemonade’ visual album and its accompanying world tour helping pay the bills in the Knowles-Carter household.

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Outside of the top three, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball player LeBron James were also among the highest earners.

Check out the top 10 below…

10. LeBron James (basketball player): $86m (£67.8m)
9. James Patterson (author): $87m (£68.5m)
8. Coldplay (band): $88m (£69.3m)
7. Howard Stern (broadcaster): $90m (£70.9m)
6. The Weeknd (singer/songwriter): $92m (£72.5m)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (footballer): $93m (£73.2m)
4. Drake (rapper): $94m (£74.1m)
3. JK Rowling (author) - $95m (£74.8m)
2. Beyoncé (she’s Beyoncé, you know who she is) -  $105m (£82.7m)
1. Sean Combs (rapper/producer): $130m (£102m)

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