Taylor Swift is richer more than Ronaldo and Messi combined?

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the joint-fourth highest-paid celebrity in the world, only trailing musician Taylor Swift, boyband One Direction and author James Patterson in terms of earnings.

That’s according to Forbes (h/t Matthew Judge of Goal), who noted that the 31-year-old earns an estimated $88 million annually. In the sporting stratosphere, that puts him ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers talisman LeBron James ($77 million), who are second and third, respectively, in the rankings from the sporting world.

Here is a look at the top 10 names on the list and their estimated earnings, per Forbes:

Forbes Celebrity 100: Top 10


1.Taylor Swift$170 million

2.One Direction$110 million

3.James Patterson$95 million

4.Cristiano Ronaldo$88 million

5.Dr. Phil McGraw$88 million

6.Kevin Hart$87.5 million

7.Howard Stern$85 million

8.Lionel Messi$81.5 million

9.Adele$80.5 million

10.Rush Limbaugh$79 million

Judge provided further details of Ronaldo’s income, including some of his many sponsorship deals:

According to the data, Ronaldo, 31, earns $55m in wages while the rest comes from his several lucrative sponsorship deals with global brands such as Nike, Tag Heuer, Sacoor Brothers suits and Monster headphones.

It’s little sᴜrprise to see the Portuguese so high in the standings as he continues to excel on the field. This year, in particular, has been one to remember for Ronaldo.

In May, he netted the winning penalty as Real bеat local rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League. That was followed by Portugal’s success in the UEFA European Championship, as Ronaldo lifted the trophy after the team’s triumph over host nation France in the final.

American pop diva Taylor Swift with the Һit song “Shake if Off” topped the entertainment industry’s highest-earning list in the past year.

According to Forbes, Taylor Swift’s income in the past year has doubled compared to the previous year, reaching $ 170 million.

The main source of this huge income of Taylor Swift came from the 1989 World Tour. According to Forbes, this tour of Taylor Swift also broke the record of the Rolling Stone group in North America and surpassed 200 million USD.

Second on this year’s list behind Taylor Swift is One Direction ($110 million) and followed by author James Patterson ($95 million).

James Patterson is an American writer born in 1947, best known for his series of detective stories by psychologist Alex Cross or the Women’s Murder Club series.

He sold more than 300 million books and set a Guinness World Record as the first writer to sell more than a million copies of ebooks. His latest book that has just been printed in Vietnam is Along Came a Spider (Terror crawls), published by Nha Nam and Hanoi Publishing House.

The player who has just won Euro 2016 with Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo earned $ 88 million, ranked fourth on the list.

And Lionel Messi has 81.5 million USD, ranked eighth. Thus, the total income of Ronaldo and Messi combined is still lower than that of Taylor Swift.

Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenberg said that in the past year live shows have been the main source of income for the entertainment industry. The AFP news agency quoted Mr. Greenberg as saying:

“From football matches in Spain to concerts in China, fans are willing to pay to see big names and this takes entertainment income to new heights.”

Last year’s winner – Kate Perry with earnings of $ 135 million – fell miserably in this year’s list, down to 66th, with “only” $ 41 million.

In the list of 100 highest earners in the entertainment industry, there is also female star Jennifer Lawrence, ranked 50th.

In the past year, Jennifer Lawrence earned $46 million, six million less than the previous year, but she is still Hollywood’s highest-earning actress.

For men, leading Hollywood is actor Dwayne Johnson, who earned $ 64.5 million, thanks to the blockbuster Fast and Furious and the ᴜnexpected success of the film San Andreas.