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Forbes Top 100: 2015’s Highest Earners

The annual list compiled by business publication company Forbes has just been released. And as with every list like this, we look at our bank accounts with little optimism again!Unsurprisingly, the well-documented earnings of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight fill the top two spots. However, the list goes onto to feature other sports stars, musicians of all backgrounds, Tv stars, movie stars and celebrity socialites. Included in the list are 3 DJ/Producers, a reflection of the boom the electronic dance scene has experienced in the past 5 years or so, with their annual earnings around the same amount as their net worth’s half a decade ago. Exuberant performances fee’s, record label deals and many product endorsements have all seen their pay cheque’s sky-rocket.
No.17 – Calvin Harris – $66 Million
No. 60 – David Guetta – $37 Million
No. 62 – Tiësto – $36 Million
The top 50 can be found below, and the full list here
Forbes Top 100
1. Flyod Mayweather – $300 M
2. Manny Pacquiao – $160 M
3. Katy Perry – $135 M
4. One Direction – $130 M
5. Howard Stern – $95 M
6. Garth Brooks – $90 M
7. James Patterson – $89 M
8. Robert Downey Jr. – $80 M
8. Taylor Swift – $80 M
10. Cristiano Ronaldo – $79.5 M
11. Rush Limbaugh – $79 M
12. Ellen DeGeneres – $75 M
13. Lionel Messi – $74 M
14. The Eagles – $73.5 M
15. Dr. Phil McGraw – $70 M
16. Roger Federer – $67 M
17. Calvin Harris – $66 M
18. LeBron James – $65 M
19. Justin Timberlake – $63.5M
20. David Copperfield – $63 M
21. Sean Combs – $60 M
21. Gordon Ramsay – $60 M
22. Ryan Seacrest – $60 M
24. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 M
25. Lady Gaga – $59 M
26. Rolling Stones – $57.5 M
27. Ed Sheeran – $57 M
28. Jay Z – $56 M
29. Beconce Knowles – $54.5 M
30. Kevin Durant – $54 M
31. Elton John – $53.5 M
30. Toby Keith – $53 M
33. Kim Kardashian – $52.5 M
34. Jennifer Lawrence – $52 M
35. Paul McCartney – $51.5 M
36. Phil Mckelson – $51 M
37. Tiger Woods – $50.5 M
38. Jackie Chan – $50 M
39. Kobe Bryant – $49.5 M
40. Ben Roethlisberger – $49 M
41. Rory McIlroy $48.5 M
42. Novak Djokovic – $48 M
43. Vin Diesel – $47 M
43. Judy Sheindlin – $47 M
45. Michael Bublé – $45.5 M
46. Gisele Bündchen – $44 M
47. Jason Aldean – $43.5 M
48. Luke Bryan – $42.5 M
49. Kenny Chesney – $42 M
50. Bradley Cooper – $41.5 M




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