Forbes is an extremely popular magazine which is known for its unique lists and rankings. This magazine, which is published twice a week, contains articles based on subjects, such as, finance, law, industry and marketing. The lists published by this magazine are eagerly awaited every year as they are considered to be the ultimate lists. Some examples of lists published by Forbes are the Top Companies In The World and The Highest Paid Celebrities In The World. The list below throws light on the top 10 Forbes richest celebrities in the world.
1- Floyd Mayweather
This American retired professional boxer, with a net worth of $300 million, tops the list. This celebrity, who retired in the year 2015, was considered to be the greatest boxer of his times. Besides being never defeated as a professional, Floyd was also a five-division world champion.
2- Manny Pacquiao
This Filipino world champion professional boxer follows Mayweather with a net worth of $160 million. This athlete, who is the first and the only eight division world champion, was elected to the Philippine House Of Representatives at the age of 32. Besides this, he has also tried his hand at singing, acting and basketball.
3- Katy Perry
The third on this list is American singer and actress, Katheryn Elizabeth Katy Hudson, popularly known as Katy Perry, with a net worth of $135 million. This talented woman has bagged many awards during her career, including four Guinness World Records.
4- One Direction
This English-Irish pop boy band, with a net worth of $130 million, is at the fourth position in this prestigious list. The band, which is based in London, consists of singers Niall Horam, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
5- Howard Allen Stern
The celebrity who has bagged the fifth spot is American radio and television personality, Howard Allen Stern with a net worth of $95 million. Besides being an extremely popular host of ‘The Howard Stern Show’, Howard is also an author and photographer.
6- Garth Brooks
The next on the list is American country pop singer, Troyal Garth Brooks, with a net worth of $90 million. He is considered to be one of the best-selling artists in the world after having sold more than 160 million records.
7- James Patterson
James Patterson, the American author who is popular for his novels about fictional psychologist, Alex Cross, comes at the seventh spot in this list with a net worth of $89million. Besides this, he also holds a Guinness World Record of selling 1 million e-books.
8- Robert Downey Jr.
The American actor, Robert John Downey Jr., with a net worth of $80 million has bagged the eighth spot in this list. Some of his movies, which have earned more than $500 million at the box office all over the world, are The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
9- Taylor Swift
The next celebrity on this list is American singer and songwriter, Taylor Alison Swift, with a net worth of $80 million. She is extremely popular for coming up with songs regarding her personal experiences.
10- Cristiano Ronaldo
With a net worth of $79.5 million, Portugese professional football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has achieved the tenth spot in this coveted list. He plays for the Spanish Club, Real Madrid and also for the Portugese national team.