Britain’s 10 greatest-compensated celebrities have with each other pocketed an astonishing $614m (£460m) in the last 12 several weeks, with Harry Potter author J.K Rowling using the lion’s share, based on figures from Forbes.
Earnings from Harry Potter and also the Cursed Child, a two-part stage play that offered 1.3m copies in 2016, and it has been showing in theatres working in london and New You are able to, has catapulted the novelist to the top greatest-compensated list for 2017.
Not just is Rowling the greatest-compensated celebrity within the United kingdom, she’s even the greatest-compensated celebrity in Europe, the world’s greatest-compensated author, and third greatest-compensated celebrity on the planet.
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British pop/rock group Coldplay – comprised of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman – earned $88m this season after starting your global tour in the spring which earned them around $5m per city.
Tottenham-born Adele ranks because the third best-compensated celebrity within the United kingdom, with gross earnings of $69m this season, making her the only lady within the top ten list aside from Rowling.
The 15-time Grammy champion has turned lower millions in endorsements through the years, but her 2016 world tour, her first since 2011, helps her bring in the large dollars.
Gordon Ramsay ($60m)
The greatest-compensated man within the culinary world ongoing to cash in this season because of a hosting gig on The F Word along with a syndication deal for his show Culinary Genius.
The 51-year-old is reported to possess made $60m consequently, before taxes or agent and management charges.
Elton John ($60m)
Age is not holding Sir Elton John back he’s played 99 concert events in Vegas and elsewhere this season, based on Forbes, and the newest gig is creating the score for The Demon Wears Prada on Broadway.
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Paul McCartney ($54m)
Paul McCartney is constantly on the perform sell-out gigs, getting seven figures every time. But his greatest earnings remains the royalties from his solo songs and Beatles hits, which helped generate $54m this season.
Rory McIlroy ($50m)
In the finish of this past year, professional Northern Irish golfer McIlroy won two occasions throughout the PGA Tour playoffs and it was awarded the FedEx Cup which won him the $10m bonus pool.
The eight-figure cheque, along with a number of commercial handles the likes of Omega and Upper Deck, helped boost his pay packet for 2017 to $50m.
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Calvin Harris ($48.5m)
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has capped Forbes‘ listing of the world’s greatest-compensated DJs for five consecutive years, from 2013 to 2017, raking in millions from Vegas performances and headlining music festivals for charges that stretch into seven figures.
His collaborations with high-profile figures in the market, including Rihanna, Taylor Quick and Pharrell Johnson, have helped him to get probably the most effective DJs on the planet. This season he apparently earned $48.5m.
Lewis Hamilton ($46m)
British racing driver Lewis Hamilton is in the center of a 3-year contract extension with Mercedes that began using the 2016 season. Based on Forbes, it is likely to spend greater than $120m, including bonuses.
Among the most marketable motorists within the sport, he is constantly on the money in from endorsement handles L’Oreal, Bose, Puma, and Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP).
Simon Cowell ($43.5m)
Music supremo Simon Cowell made $43.5m this season because of knowing stints on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, in addition to X Factor which introduced in eight figures.