Kanye West: made $170m in 2019

Kanye West is now a billionaire and the highest paid musician in the world, according to the 2020 edition of Forbes annual celebrity 100 list.

Clocking in with 2020 earnings of $170 million, the rapper ranks at number two.

He came next to sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, who earned $590m, $340m of which came from the 51% sale of her Kylie Cosmetics.

After Jenner and West, the 10 highest paid celebrities are : Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Tyler Perry, Neymar, Howard Stern, Lebron James and Dwayne Johnson.

According to Forbes, West is now officially worth $1.3 billion.

His status is thanks in large part to the multi-hyphenate’s contract with Adidas for his massively popular sneaker brand Yeezy.

This drove in that same seven-figure in sales in 2019.

Adding to West’s net worth are profits from his Yeezy apparel line — the brand of which he owns outright — as well as his music.

See the full list below:
1. Kylie Jenner – $590m

2. Kanye West – $170m

3. Roger Federer – $106.3m

4. Cristiano Ronaldo – $105m

5. Lionel Messi – $104m

6. Tyler Perry – $97m

7. Neymar – $95.5m

8. Howard Stern – $90m

9. LeBron James – $88.2m

10. Dwayne Johnson – $87.5m

11. Rush Limbaugh – $85m

12. Ellen DeGeneres – $84m

13. Bill Simmons – $82.5m

14. Elton John – $81m

15. James Patterson – $80m

16. Stephen Curry – $74.4m

17. Ariana Grande – $72m

18. Ryan Reynolds – $71.5m

19. Gordon Ramsay – $70m

20. Jonas Brothers – $68.5m

21. The Chainsmokers – $68m

22. Dr Phil McGraw – $65.5m

23. Ed Sheeran – $64m

24. Kevin Durant – $63.9m

25. Taylor Swift – $63.5m

26. Tiger Woods – $62.3m

27. Kirk Cousins – $60.5m

28. Post Malone – $60m

28. JK Rowling – $60m

28. Ryan Seacrest – $60m

31. Carson Wentz – $59.1m

32. Rolling Stones – $59m

33. Mark Wahlberg – $58m

34. Tyson Fury – $57m

35. Marshmello – $56m

35. Russell Westbrook – $56m

37. Ben Affleck – $55m

37. Sean Combs – $55m

39. Shawn Mendes – $54.5m

40. Vin Diesel – $54m

40. Lewis Hamilton – $54m

42. Jay-Z – $53.5m

43. Billie Eilish – $53m

44. Rory McIlroy – $52m

45. Simon Cowell – $51m

45. Jerry Seinfeld – $51m

47. BTS – $50m

48. Kim Kardashian West – $49.5m

49. Drake – $49m

49. Jared Goff – $49m

49. Judy Sheindlin – $49m

52. Akshay Kumar – $48.5m

53. Conor McGregor – $48m

54. James Harden – $47.8m

55. Giannis Antetokounmpo – $47.6m

56. Jennifer Lopez – $47.5m

57. Anthony Joshua – $47m

57. Pink – $47m

59. Deontay Wilder – $46.5m

60. David Copperfield – $46m

60. Rihanna – $46m

62. Luke Bryan – $45.5m

62. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $45.5m

64. Backstreet Boys – $45m

64. Tom Brady – $45m

64. Phil Collins – $45m

67. Drew Brees – $44.8m

68. Novak Djokovic – $44.6m

69. Will Smith – $44.5m

70. Blake Shelton – $43.5m

71. Sean Hannity – $43m

71. Sofía Vergara – $43m

73. Celine Dion – $42m

74. Kyrie Irving – $41.9m

75. The Eagles – $41m

75. Adam Sandler – $41m

77. Phil Mickelson – $40.8m

78. Julio Jones – $40.5m

78. Metallica – $40.5m

80. Jackie Chan – $40m

80. Rafael Nadal – $40m

82. Heidi Klum – $39.5m

82. Travis Scott – $39.5m

84. Kevin Hart – $39m

85. Klay Thompson – $38.8m

86. Katy Perry – $38.5m

87. Lady Gaga – $38m

87. Bon Jovi – $38m

87. U2 – $38m

90. Naomi Osaka – $37.4m

91. Canelo Alvarez – $37m

91. Damian Lillard – $37m

91. Paul McCartney – $37m

91. Oprah Winfrey – $37m

95. DJ Khaled – $36.5m

95. Kiss – $36.5m

97. Sebastian Vettel – $36.3m

98. Serena Williams – $36m

99. Angelina Jolie – $35.5m

100. Mohamed Salah – $35.1m