The $130 Million Man: Forbes Crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as Highest-Paid Entertainer - NBC Bay Area

The $130 Million Man: Forbes Crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as Highest-Paid Entertainer

The magazine says the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy brought in $130 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

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    Sean 'Diddy' Combs has plenty of reasons to smile according to Forbes. He has about $130 million reasons to smile.

    Sean "Diddy" Combs is the top earner on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.

    The magazine says the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy brought in $130 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. Forbes says Diddy's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a stake in Ciroc vodka and the $70 million sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line all contributed to his earnings.

    No. 2 on the list is Beyonce, with $105 million in earnings. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling brought in $95 million. Rapper Drake and Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo round out the top five.

    Last year's top earner, Taylor Swift, dropped to No. 49. The singer brought in $44 million, down from $170 million.

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