Being famous has many advantages… One of them is earning great money.
Check out who brings home the biggest paycheck in our Top 20 Highest Paid Celebrities list!
20. Robert Downey Jr (Actor) – US$ 81 million
Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and singer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal difficulties, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. As of 2018, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Downey’s films total over US $4.9 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $11.6 billion, making Downey the third highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star of all time.
19. Katy Perry (Singer) – US$ 83 million
Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry has received various awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award.
18. Rush Limbaugh (Radio Show Host) – US$ 84.5 million
Rush Limbaugh (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He resides in Palm Beach, Florida, where he broadcasts The Rush Limbaugh Show. According to December 2015 estimates by Talkers Magazine, Limbaugh has a cumulative weekly audience of around 13.25 million unique listeners.
17. LeBron James (Basketball Player) – US$ 85.5 million
LeBron James (born December 30, 1984), is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. His accomplishments include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.
16. James Patterson (Author) – US$ 86 million
James Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books.
15. Ellen DeGeneres (Talk Show Host) – US$ 87.5 million
Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys.
13. Howard Stern (Radio Show Host) – US$ 90 million
Howard Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality. Stern has described himself as King of All Media since 1992 for his successes outside radio. He hosted and produced numerous late night television shows, pay-per-view events, and home videos.
13. Neymar (Football Player) – US$ 90 million
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (born 5 February 1992), commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his dribbling, finishing, skill, pace, and ability to play with both feet.
12. Conor McGregor (Mixed Martial Artist) – US$ 99 million
Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion.
11. Bruno Mars (Singer) – US$ 100 million
Bruno Mars (born October 8, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retroshowmanship and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including R&B, funk, pop, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.