Forbes Named Kanye West As Highest Paid Male Celebrity in The World


On September 2, Forbes ranked Kanye West as the “highest paid male celebrity in the world”. Kanye comes in at No. 2 right after his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. West reportedly brought in $170 million this year, mainly secured from the earnings from his Yeezys sneakers deal with Adidas.

Ye celebrated the moment on Twitter with a tweet that read, “This a good start”.

During a recent interview with Nick Cannon, Kanye talked about feeling slighted when he learned the magazine hadn’t included him among the many other billionaires that year. “I was snubbed by a magazine, but I was recognized by God,” West told Cannon. “I feel like Forbes kept snubbing me because they wanted to say, ‘We can’t show you a person being successful that didn’t do it the exact way that we told you you need to do it in order to be successful.’”


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#kanyewest made twice the amount of money as any celebrity in 2020. 😳😳

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Tennis legend Roger Federer grabbed the spot at number 3, with earnings of $106.3 million. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the fourth and fifth spot with earnings of $105 million and $104 million respectively. Kim Kardashian West is on the 48th position with $49.5 million followed by Canadian rapper-singer Drake on the 49th spot. Akshay Kumar also grabbed 52nd spot on the ‘Highest-Paid Celebrities’ list with earnings of $48.5 million. He is the only Bollywood celebrity on the list.

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