Netflix has paid $540million to actors who made Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 list since 2016 – surpassing the money competitors Disney’s Marvel, Apple and Amazon have doled out.
In the past year alone Netflix, Apple and Amazon paid stars on the list $300million, Netflix accounting for two thirds of that payout.
Netflix along with Apple and Amazon have salary commitments of more than $100million teed up for next year’s list as the streaming TV and movie industry continues to boom.
Some of Netflix’s most popular programs so far in 2020 include Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which spent a record-shattering 27 consecutive days at number one on Forbes’ popularity ranking system.
Tiger King is followed by Ozark, Outer Banks, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and reality show Love is Blind in popularity.
Overall the world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1million before taxes and fees from June 2019 through May 2020 – a $200million drop from 2019.
In the past year alone Netflix, Apple and Amazon paid stars on the list $300million, Netflix accounting for two thirds of that payout. Over the past four years Netflix has paid $540million to Celebrity 100 performers since 2016, more than Disney’s Marvel, Apple and Amazon
The coronavirus pandemic likely played a part as it forced stadiums to close, postponed movie debuts, and cancelled concerts, putting a dent in the incomes of athletes and entertainers.
According to the 2020 Celebrity 100 list released in June, a dozen actors and actresses raked in a combined $624million a year – but a majority was pocketed by male actors.
This year’s top actors list has just two women: Sofia Vergara, who sits at number 71 on the list and earned half her income from endorsements and licensing, and Angelina Jolie who sits at number 99 on the list.
On this year’s Forbes Celebrity 100 list actors earned significantly more than women, raking in 545.5million, compared to actresses pocketing $78.5million.
It’s a slump from 2019 when top paid actresses made together $99million. In 2016 top actresses raked in $122million.
On this year’s Forbes Celebrity 100 list actors earned significantly more than women, raking in 545.5million, compared to actresses pocketing $78.5million
On this year’s list Dwayne Johnson was the top paid actor raking in $87.5million. He took the number 10 spot on the Celebrity 100 list. Sofia Vergara was the top paid actress in the number 71 spot earning $43million
On this year’s Celebrity 100 list Kylie Jenner takes the lead raking in $540million before taxes. She sold 51 percent of Kylie Cosmetics to publicly traded Coty Inc in January 2019 for $600million.
She has a real time net worth of $900million.
It comes after her scandal where she appeared on Forbes Billionaires list in March 2019 at the age of 21. Forbes later accused the Jenner family of inflating figures and ‘forging’ tax returns for the make-up mogul’s cosmetics company.
The reality star denied the report shortly after, tweeting: ‘what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site..’
‘all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period’
She followed up with a quote from the Forbes report that accused the Jenners and their accountant of producing false tax returns.
On this year’s Celebrity 100 list Kylie Jenner takes the lead raking in $540million before taxes. She sold 51 percent of Kylie Cosmetics to publicly traded Coty Inc in January 2019 for $600million
Following behind is her brother-in-law Kanye West, who made $170million, and has a real time net worth of $1.3billion thanks to his Yeezy brand’s deal with Adidas. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer takes third place on the list earning $106.3million
Cristiano Ronaldo is fouth place on the list making $105million and Lionel Messi in fifth place making $104million
‘”even creating tax returns that were likely forged” that’s your proof? so you just THOUGHT they were forged? like actually what am i reading,’ Kylie tweeted incredulously.
Following behind is her brother-in-law Kanye West, who made $170million, and has a real time net worth of $1.3billion thanks to his Yeezy brand’s deal with Adidas.
Athlete’s follow behind with Roger Federer earning $106.3million, Cristiano Ronaldo $105million, and Lionel Messi $104million.
In sixth place director and actor Tyler Perry made $97million, in sixth is Brazilian soccer star Neymar with $95.5million, radio show host Howard Stern with $90million, basketball icon LeBron James with $88.2million and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with $87.5million.
The top paid actors, according to Forbes, of the year are Dwyane Johnson making $87.5million, Ryan Reynolds with $71.5million, Mark Wahlberg at $58million, Ben Afflect at $55million, Vin Diesel with $54million, Ashkay Kumar at $48.5million, Lin-Manuel Miranda at $45.5million, Will Smith at $44.5million, Adam Sandler at $41million and Jackie Chan at $40million.
Forbes 2020 Celebrities 100 List
1. Kylie Jenner, 23 – $540million
The reality star raked in millions with the launch of Kylie Cosmetics. She sold 51 percent of Kylie Cosmetics to publicly traded Coty Inc in January 2019 for $600million.
2. Kanye West, 43 – $170million
The rapper and fashion designer’s Yeezy brand pulled in an estimated $1.3 billion in sales in 2019.
3. Roger Federer, 39 – $106.3 million
The famed tennis player is currently the world’s highest-paid athlete. The Swiss athlete is ranked world No. 4 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo, 35 – $105 million
The iconic soccer star signed a deal with Juventus that was reportedly worth over $100million in 2018. He also has a slew of endorsement deals with Nike, Tag Heuer and Clear Haircare. He has won FIFA’s Player of the Year five times and is the all-time leading goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League.
5. Lionel Messi, 33 – $104million
The Barcelona star’s $80 million annual contract with the team expires in 2020-21. He also has a lifelong deal with Adidas. He has been awarded both FIFA’s Player of the Year and the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the continent a record six times.
6. Tyler Perry, 50 – $97million
The director, actor, and writer is best known for his ‘Madea’ franchise, which has grossed more than $660 million.
7. Neymar, 28 – $95.5million
The Brazilian soccer star is on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain through June 2022 worth $350 million in salary. His transfer from Barcelona to PSG stands as the most expensive in the world at $263 million
8. Howard Stern, 66 – $90million
The television and radio personality is the highest paid person in radio thanks to his eight-figure annual contract with SiriusXM.
9. LeBron James, 35 – $88.2million
10. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 48 – $87.5million
11. Rush Limbaugh, 69 – $85million
12. Ellen Degeneres, 62 – $84million
13. Bill Simmons, 50 – $82.5million
14. Elton John, 73 – $81million
15. James Patterson, 73 – $80million
He wrote Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein, which has been turned into a Netflix docuseries
16. Stephen Curry, 32 -74.4million
17. Ariana Grande, 27 – 72million
18. Ryan Reynolds, 43 – $71.5million
19. Gordon Ramsay, 53 – $70million
20. The Jonas Brothers – $68.5million