The Highest Paid Celebrity of 2017 Might Surprise You

June 12, 2017Jun 12, 2017

Each year, Forbes Magazine releases their list of the highest paid celebrities from the year. In their recent list, the highest paid celebrity of 2017 might surprise you.

“I ain’t foolin’ around... I'm building assets.”

Those were the words of Sean “Diddy” Combs in 1999. It looks like Diddy knew exactly what he was doing nearly 20 years ago because he is the top-earning celebrity of 2017. He beat both Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

Diddy earned $130 million in the 12-month period of 2017. He made his millions from his partnership brand deal with Ciroc Vodka, the sale of one-third of his clothing line, and his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.

Other notable celebrities that cracked the top 5 were Beyonce, J.K. Rowling, Drake and Cristiano Ronaldo. Beyonce’s second place finish came after she earned $105 million this past year.

What do you think about this? What would you do with this kind of money?