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The World's Highest-Paid Celebs Of 2020: See Who Tops The List With A Whopping $590M

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Dec. 16 2020, Updated 3:37 p.m. ET

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Although 2020 might have been a tough year financially for many, one sector of the economy seemed to have fared pretty well: Namely, entertainment.

According to Forbes, the celebrities who kept us occupied with games, shows, movies, music and opportunities to shop online during the coronavirus pandemic raked in a combined $6.1 billion (pre-taxes and other fees), which is a $200 million drop from last year, likely due to the fact that live entertainment was put on the back burner. Still, even with silent stadiums and parked tour buses, it's hard to argue that this year's list of highest-paid celebs won't be feeling any sort of pinch too acutely.

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From sports to music to TV and film, here are the top 10 earners for the year.

Who made No. 1? Take a guess, and scroll to see!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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Say hello to the world's highest-paid actor. He's got a couple of films on tap, and even better, a cool $87.5 million in his pocket for the year.

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LeBron James

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The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions, and James is sitting on his own throne, netting $88.2 million in a personal slam-dunk.

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Howard Stern

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The King of all Media continues to dominate with his super cushy SiriusXM contract. What's more shocking, his show or the whopping $90 million he's counting this year?

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Neymar

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This footballer has a five-year contract signed for a combined income that would make anyone's head spin. In order to spare your skull exploding, we'll just note that he is raking up $95.5 million at the end of 2020.

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Tyler Perry

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Perry is a renaissance man who can act, write, direct and produce. He can, also, apparently scoop up a cool $97 million for the year.

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Lionel Messi

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American football has nothing on fútbol, as three ballers from the sport have landed in 2020's top 10 highest-paid list. Messi is goooooooals with his tally of $104 million.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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If you had 50 cents for every one of this soccer star's Instagram followers, you'd just about match his nice fat $105 million wallet.

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Roger Federer

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A string of ace endorsements pushed this tennis player (and his bank account of $106.3 million) into the slot of highest-paid athlete for the first time this year.

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Kanye West

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He may not have launched a successful bid for President, but he certainly could comfortably fund any campaign. Yeezy can boast $170 million for the year.

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Kylie Jenner

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What would you do with a whopping $590 million? If you need any ideas, call up the No. 1 earner on the list. Jenner's fortune comes from her self-titled cosmetics line, which she sold half of to giant corporation Coty.

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