ronaldo and messi

Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2016, Forbes magazine revealed on Monday in their annual list.

Ronaldo, who recently helped Portugal win Euro 2016, ranks 5th on the list with a total of $88m (£66.2m) in salary and sponsorship income, putting him level with American TV star Dr. Phil McGraw.

The Five-time-FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Messi has claimed the eight spot on the list with an income of $81.5m (£61.3m).

The list has been topped by American singer Taylor Swift with pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year.

Coming in at number two on the list this year was the English-Irish boy band One Direction , ($110 million), followed by author James Patterson on third place ($95 million).

Forbes also revealed the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in USD 5.1 billion before tax during the June 2015-2016 scoring period, more than the GDP of Belize, Gambia and Bhutan combined.

Here we look at 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world, according to Forbes.

1. #1 To #4

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

2. #6 To #10

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

3. #11 To #15

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

4. #16 To #20

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

5. #21 To #25

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

6. #26 To #30

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

7. #30 To #36

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

8. #37

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

9. #42 To #46

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

10. #47 To #51

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

11. #52 To #54

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

12. #57 To #61

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

13. #61 To #66

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

14. #67 To #70

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

15. #72 To #  75

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

 

16. #77 To #80

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

17. #86

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

18. #91 To #94

The 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016

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