Floyd Mayweather 1st in Forbes new Highest-Paid Celebrities rich list

Ed Sheeran has been named the highest-earning solo musician on Forbes new Highest-Paid Celebrities rich list amidst claims of him being sued for stealing parts of Marvin Gayes song.

The 27-year-old has been accused of stealing from the song ‘Lets Get It On’ but that has not stopped him from take home more than $110 million (Ksh 11,038,545,269) over the past year, according to the publication.

And although the top earning solo act, the Shape Of You hit maker only placed ninth on the list – coming in behind fellow UK musicians U2 and Cold play, it was still quite a jump for Ed, progressing 62 places since last year’s figures.

Katy Perry, 33, was crowned the highest earning female, coming in at number 19 and cashing in $83 million (Ksh83,290,841)  with her former rival Taylor Swift, 28, placed two spots below her at number 21, earning $80 million(Ksh 80,280,329,23)

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Left:Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran SUES musician after ban on royalties for his hit ‘Shape Of You’

It is assumed the Bad Blood singer’s place will soar in next year’s calculations, with the star spending 2018 on her Reputation Stadium World Tour.

UK superstar Adele, 30, placed at 29, with an earning of $69 million(Ksh69,241,783) ,The Hello singer’s hero Beyoncé Knowles, 36, came in six places after her with $60 million(Ksh 60,210,2460. And keeping it in the family, her husband Jay Z, 48, earned $76.5 (Ksh77,269,816.88) million – making the Carter family’s total $136.5 million(Ksh 137,480,063.81).

And while many tipped a Hollywood actor or songstress would top this year’s list – it was none other than professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The athlete, 41, cashed in $285 million (Ksh285,998,672.8) with his defeated opponent Conor McGregor, 30, placing number 12 with $99 million(Ksh99,346,907.4)

The pair’s August 2017 fight generated more than $550 million (Ksh 551,927,263.)in overall revenue.

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Hollywood star George Clooney, 57, placed second – although his earnings were largely down to the sale of Casamigos, the tequila company he co-founded with Rande Gerber.

The actor and new father – who did not appear on the top 100 list last year – is said to have taken home $239 (Ksh239,837,484) million, and Forbes has said it is the most he has ever earned annually in his career so far.

Ed Sheeran sued for Sh10billion for copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner’s, 20, made $166.5 million(Ksh167,585,187)  over the past year.

Her impressive figures put the youngest list maker in third place – a significant jump from her first time at 59 last year.

The list makes Kylie officially the highest earning from the Kardashian-Jenner brood, with half sister Kim Kardashian West 30 places behind at 33.

The KKW Beauty entrepreneur earned $67 (Ksh67,234,776) million over the past year and was the only Kardashian to make the cut.

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However, momager Kris Jenner, 62,  did sneak in with $37.5 (Ksh 38,133,156) million at number 84 – a place likely due to her 10% commission she makes from all her six children.

Others in the top 10 of the Celebrity 100 included Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who earned $124 million, and the lovable Judge Judy star Judy Sheindlin, 75, who cashed in $174(Ksh174,609,716) million.

The Forbes Celebrity 100, which looks at stars all over the world, ranks “front of the camera” stars using their pre-tax earnings over 12 months until June 1 2018, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents.

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Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris Talk Marriage

Forbes newest power couple Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are apparently talking marriage despite the fact that they have been dating for less than six months.

The couple who got together in February, but made their relationship public in April, have discussed their future together right down to the administration as they both reportedly agree they don’t want a prenup.

This is according to Reveal magazine, and according to a source Taylor would love a big wedding in her native Scotland as for the honeymoon the would love camper van, Europe or North America.

The new power couple have already overtaken Beyonce and Jay Z with a reported combined worth of £92million – but it seems they’re keen not to sign a prenuptial agreement all the same.

Taylor swift’s  family are reportedly worried about their decision especially because the singer reportedly worth a huge £127million, compared to Calvin’s £42million.

Forbes 15 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2015

Forbes recently released it’s list of top 100 highest celebrities and you will be surprised to learn the top 15. Even the Kimye’s do not make the cut as Kim Kardashian appeared on number 33 with husband Kanye not making it to the list. Surprisingly songstress Katy Perry comes in at 3rd place in the list.

Celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce come closely at number 28 and 29 respectively with Jay at $56m and Bey at $54.5 million.

Check out the full list below

1. Floyd Mayweather: $300 million
2. Manny Pacquiao: $160 million
3. Katy Perry: $135 million
4. One Direction: $130 million
5. Howard Stern: $95 million
6. Garth Brooks: $90 million
7. James Patterson: $89 million
8. Robert Downey Jr.: $80 million
9. Taylor Swift: $80 million
10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $79.5 million
11. Rush Limbaugh: $79 million
12. Ellen DeGeneres: $75 million
13. Lionel Messi: $74 million
14. The Eagles: $73.5 million
15. Dr. Phil McGraw: $70 million

Taylor Swift Is Listed on Forbes List Of Power Women

Taylor Swift has achieved yet another milestone, not musically though but due to her music. She has been become included on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and is the youngest woman ever to be on the list. At just 25 years of age, Taylor has been names for the first time ever this year ranking at number 64.

Forbes described Swift as a ‘global megastar’ who ‘has not only broken record sales and captivated the world with her fantastically honest lyrics, but she has proven herself as an impressive businesswoman’.

The publication added: ‘There’s no denying that she’s one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time.’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel is top of the list for the fifth year in a row while Hilary Clinton is in second place and Melinda Gates is placed third.

First Lady Michelle Obama ranks tenth on the list while Queen Elizabeth II is at number 41. Other celebrities on the list include Oprah Winfrey at 12, making her the most powerful woman in entertainment, Beyonce at 21 and Ellen DeGeneres at number 50.

Angelina Jolie comes in at number 54 while Sofia Vergara is at 57.

Taylor Swift’s mother diagnosed with cancer

Pop star Taylor Swift, who has built an intense bond with her fans by sharing personal details of her life, revealed some sobering news Thursday: Her mother has cancer.

The singer did not divulge the nature or severity of the cancer, saying “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private.”

Andrea Finlay, 57, who years ago quit her job as a mutual fund marketing executive to raise Swift and Swift’s younger brother, Austin, has joined her famous daughter on tour and in several of her videos.

In a post on Tumblr, the blogging platform, Swift said that for Christmas last year, she asked her mom to get screened for potential health issues, “just to ease some worries of mine.” Her mother felt “perfectly fine” but went to the doctor for tests anyway “just to get me and my brother off her case” about it.

“The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know,” Swift added.

Swift also urged her fans to make sure their parents get screened for cancer and other potential health problems.

“She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle …” she wrote. “Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about.”

Swift added that “usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.

“Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this.”

-CNN

Is Taylor Swift dating Calvin Harris?

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris were spotted flirting at the Brit awards and the rumours about a relationship between the two won’t cease.

Taylor Swift has been spotted several times with Calvin since. She attended one of Calvin’s event and was spotted at his DJ booth at one of his Las Vegas shows recently.

Calvin has previously indicated that Taylor Swift is his type but they were spotted together in Nashville a few days ago.

Are they romantically involved? Only time will tell.

Taylor Swift insures her legs for sh3.6 billion

Taylor Swift has allegedly insured her famously toned legs for a whooping $40 million equivalent to sh3.6 billion.

The 25-year old musician who is often spotted rocking short skirts allegedly took out the insurance plan to avoid her risk of losing everything if she could not dance on stage.

According to daily mail Taylor is believed to have been embarrassed upon finding out how much her legs were worth. She initially thought her legs were just worth a million dollars.

Check out the Shake It Off songbird stepping out in one of her famous short looks.

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Taylor Swift officially world’s top seller in 2014

Taylor Swift was crowned the world’s top-selling artist in 2014 on Monday, although an industry group said that the Disney soundtrack “Frozen” would have beaten her.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said that Swift was the world’s most popular recording artist last year when accounting for physical sales, downloads and streaming.

Swift dominated US charts in late 2014 but the group said that she was also among the top five artists in the next largest markets of Germany, Japan and Britain.

But the IFPI said that the blockbuster soundtrack to the Disney film Frozen would have topped Swift. The industry group, which did not give exact sales figures, awards the top rank solely to an individual artist.

British boy band One Direction, which topped the list in 2013 year, was number two, followed by British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and then more established acts Coldplay and AC/DC.

Michael Jackson was sixth, even though the King of Pop died in 2009.

Swift’s album 1989 last year sold 1.2 million copies in its first week in the United States, the top haul since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002 when overall music sales were much higher.

Swift has topped the charts, which now factor in streaming services, despite her high-profile fight with Spotify.

Swift last year pulled her music from the growing Swedish streaming site, urging it to provide more compensation to artists.