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Forbes Highest Paid Celebrities: Ronaldo Named In Top 5 [SEE FULL LIST]

Forbes has released its annual list of Highest Paid Celebrities for 2017.

From musicians to actors, sports stars and TV hosts, these are the celebrities that made the most money in the 12-month ranking period.

Also Read: Top 100 Most Valuable Footballers 

Forbes stated that the 100 celebrities banked a cumulative $5.15 billion pretax during the June 2016 to June 2017 scoring period.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£73.2million) is fifth, while LeBron James (£67.8m) is 10th
Ronaldo has dropped one place from fourth in 2017 but iconic No 7's earnings of £73.2million supersede his footballing contemporaries.

The forward's income is heavily boosted by the contract extension he signed with Real last November.

The 32-year-old penned a £365,000-a-week deal at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021. That wage totals a staggering salary of £19m per year post-tax.

In addition too, Ronaldo has a lifetime deal with Nike worth upward of £790m while his growing line of CR7 branded products now include showed, underwear, fragrance, jeans and a line of hotels.

LeBron James is the only other sporting star in the top 10 which is headed by American rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs (£102m).

Cleveland Cavaliers star James earned £67.8m - with his 2016-77 salary of £24.4m contributing to over a third of that.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was on the cover of the first ever publication of the list in 1999, sits atop the list 18 years later after raking in $130m. “The majority of his 2017 total comes from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million. Combined with a lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership and his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour,” Forbes said.

Second on the list is Beyoncé, who made $105 million, thanks to her Formation World Tour and Lemonade release.

Author J.K. Rowling returns to the ranking after her 3-year hiatus to claim the number 3 spot ($95 million).

Drake who more than doubled his take home last year, sits on the number four spot with $94 million.

Highest paid athlete in the world Cristiano Ronaldo made $93 million to claim the number 5 spot

Forbes has released its rich-list for the highest-paid entertainers this past year 

See full list HERE

1. Sean 'Diddy' Combs - £102million

2. Beyonce Knowles - £82.7m

3. JK Rowling - £74.8m

4. Drake - £74.06m

5. Cristiano Ronaldo - £73.2m

6. The Weeknd - £72.45m

7. Howard Stern - £70.86m

8. Coldplay - £69.33m

9. James Patterson - £68.53m

10. LeBron James - £67.8m

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