Highest paid celebrities in the world for 2016 – Celebrities are without a doubt among the most well paid individuals on the planet. All jobs that make people famous are certainly jobs that pay well. Between acting, singing, comedy, sport, television and radio careers, celebrities make endless billions each year.
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This allows these individuals to live lives of glamour and luxury. However, there are certainly those stars who seem to make even more than others.
This list will examine those individuals in the spotlight who made the most money this year out of all. Keep in mind, this list only covers the top 20. There were numerous other stars such as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen, Calvin Harris and Novak Djokovic who were all very close to making it into the top 20, but happened to earn that little bit less. Not to worry, we’re sure they’re doing just fine with the millions they did earn. So, let’s look at our list and see which celebrities can definitely count 2016 as a good year.
20. David Copperfield – $64M
Number 20 on our list of the highest paid celebrities of 2016, is illusionist David Copperfield, with earnings of $64 million. This has been an incredibly successful year for Copperfield, who is commonly considered the best magician of recent decades. The star made his fortune in 2016 due to the large number of live shows he performed as part of his Las Vegas residency.
In the past, Copperfield has had immense success with his TV specials which have earned him an incredible 21 Emmy awards. On top of this the magician also has 11 Guinness World Records, a knighthood by the French government and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. These are all terrific achievements and after 40 years in the business it’s amazing to see the magician still continuing to have a thriving career. At the moment, Copperfield is worth a staggering, $900 million.