Forbes Celebrity 100

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Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes magazine since 1999. The purpose is to list the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities.

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Celebrity 100 lists

Below is the top 10 for each year since the list's inception.

1990s

1999 [1]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
2 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Flag of the United States.svg Leonardo DiCaprio Actor
4 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Seinfeld Comedian
5 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spice Girls Musicians
7 Flag of the United States.svg Harrison Ford Actor
8 Flag of the United States.svg Robin Williams Comedian
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Céline Dion Musician
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians

2000s

2000 [2]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Julia Roberts Actress
2 Flag of the United States.svg George Lucas Filmmaker
3 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Hanks Actor
5 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians
7 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
8 Flag of the United States.svg Backstreet Boys Musicians
9 Flag of the United States.svg Cher Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2001 [3]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Beatles Musicians
4 Flag of the United States.svg Britney Spears Musician
5 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Willis Actor
6 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
7 Flag of the United States.svg Backstreet Boys Musicians
8 Flag of the United States.svg NSYNC Musicians
9 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
10 Flag of the United States.svg Mel Gibson Actor
2002 [4]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Britney Spears Musician
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
5 Flag of Ireland.svg U2 Musicians
6 Flag of the United States.svg NSYNC Musicians
7 Flag of the United States.svg Mariah Carey Musicians
8 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
10 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Hanks Actor
2003 [5]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Aniston Actress
2 Flag of the United States.svg Eminem/ Flag of the United States.svg Dr. Dre Musicians
3 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
4 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
5 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Lopez Singer / Actress
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul McCartney Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Ben Affleck Actor
8 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Hanks Actor
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians
2004 [6]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Mel Gibson Actor
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Fiona Armstrong Television personality
4 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J.K. Rowling Writer
7 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
8 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Springsteen Musician
9 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
10 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Depp Actor
2005 [7]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Mel Gibson Actor
4 Flag of the United States.svg George Lucas Filmmaker
5 Flag of the United States.svg Shaquille O'Neal Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Depp Actor
8 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elton John Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
2006 [8]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians
3 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 Flag of Ireland.svg U2 Musicians
5 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Stern Radio personality
8 Flag of the United States.svg 50 Cent Musician
9 Flag of the United States.svg James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Actors
10 Flag of the United States.svg Dan Brown Writer
2007 [9]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones Musicians
5 Flag of the United States.svg Brad Pitt Actor
6 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Depp Actor
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elton John Musician
8 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
9 Flag of the United States.svg Jay-Z Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2008 [10]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Angelina Jolie Actress
4 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Beckham Sportsperson (Association football)
6 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Depp Actor
7 Flag of the United States.svg Jay-Z Musician
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Police Musicians
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J.K. Rowling Writer
10 Flag of the United States.svg Brad Pitt/ Flag of the United States.svg Paula Deen Actor/Television personality
2009 [11]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Angelina Jolie Actress
2 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
4 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
5 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Springsteen Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
8 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Aniston Actress
9 Flag of the United States.svg Brad Pitt Actor
10 Flag of the United States.svg Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)

2010s

2010 [12]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg James Cameron Filmmaker
4 Flag of the United States.svg Lady Gaga Musician
5 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 Flag of the United States.svg Britney Spears Musician
7 Flag of Ireland.svg U2 Musicians
8 Flag of the United States.svg Sandra Bullock Actress
9 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Depp Actor
10 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
2011 [13]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Lady Gaga Musician
2 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Bieber Musician
4 Flag of Ireland.svg U2 Musicians
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elton John Musician
6 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
7 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Swift Musician
8 Flag of the United States.svg Bon Jovi Musician
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Simon Cowell Television personality
10 Flag of the United States.svg LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
2012 [14]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Lopez Musician / Actress
2 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Bieber Musician
4 Flag of Barbados.svg Rihanna Musician
5 Flag of the United States.svg Lady Gaga Musician
6 Flag of the United States.svg Britney Spears Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Kim Kardashian Television personality
8 Flag of the United States.svg Katy Perry Musician
9 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Cruise Actor
10 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
2013 [15]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
2 Flag of the United States.svg Lady Gaga Musician
3 Flag of the United States.svg Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
5 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Musician
6 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Swift Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Bon Jovi Musicians
8 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer Sportsperson (Tennis)
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Bieber Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
2014 [16]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
2 Flag of the United States.svg LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Dr. Dre Musician
4 Flag of the United States.svg Oprah Winfrey Television personality
5 Flag of the United States.svg Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
6 Flag of the United States.svg Jay-Z Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing)
8 Flag of Barbados.svg Rihanna Musician
9 Flag of the United States.svg Katy Perry Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
2015 [17]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing)
2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Manny Pacquiao Sportsperson (Boxing)
3 Flag of the United States.svg Katy Perry Musician
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg / Flag of Ireland.svg One Direction Musicians
5 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Stern Television personality
6 Flag of the United States.svg Garth Brooks Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg James Patterson Author
8 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
8 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Swift Musician
10 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Sportsperson (Association football)
2016 [18]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Swift Musician
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg / Flag of Ireland.svg One Direction Musicians
3 Flag of the United States.svg James Patterson Author
4 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Sportsman (Association Football)
4 Flag of the United States.svg Dr. Phil McGraw Television Personality
6 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Hart Comedian
7 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Stern Radio Personality
8 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Sportsman (Association Football)
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Adele Musician
10 Flag of the United States.svg Rush Limbaugh Radio Personality
2017 [19]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Sean 'Diddy' Combs Musician
2 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé Musician
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J. K. Rowling Author
4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Drake Musician
5 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Athlete (Association Football)
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg The Weeknd Musician
7 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Stern Radio Personality
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coldplay Musicians
9 Flag of the United States.svg James Patterson Author
10 Flag of the United States.svg LeBron James Athlete (Basketball)
2018 [20]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Floyd Mayweather Athlete (Boxing)
2 Flag of the United States.svg George Clooney Actor
3 Flag of the United States.svg Kylie Jenner Personality
4 Flag of the United States.svg Judy Sheindlin Personality
5 Flag of the United States.svg Dwayne Johnson Actor
6 Flag of Ireland.svg U2 Musicians
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coldplay Musicians
8 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Athlete (Association football)
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ed Sheeran Musician
10 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Athlete (Association football)
2019 [21]
No.RecipientCareer
1 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Swift Musician
2 Flag of the United States.svg Kylie Jenner Personality
3 Flag of the United States.svg Kanye West Rapper
4 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Athlete (Association football)
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ed Sheeran Musician
6 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Athlete (Association football)
7 Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar Athlete (Association football)
8 Flag of the United States.svg The Eagles Music group
9 Flag of the United States.svg Phil McGraw Psychologist
10 Flag of Mexico.svg Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Athlete (Boxer)

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