2019’s Richest Celebrities: The Top 10 Countdown

By Margaux Pangilinan

As we are now going into the last quarter of 2019, and it’s about time that we go through the top 10 richest celebrities of the year.

We will also explore the total net worth they pulled in this year, which can be upwards of millions of dollars!

From singers to actors, athletes, and even TV show hosts, these 10 individuals are surely living the dream with their earnings this year.

10. Taylor Swift


Net Worth: $185 million

Ever since the start of her music career, Taylor Swift has continued to dominate the music charts, making one hitmaker after hitmaker. It’s no surprise that her songs have gotten her more money than she could handle. Taylor’s music nowadays is so unpredictable, as she tends to try different music genres or even mix them. She has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

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Taylor released a new album this year titled Lover, which contained a total of 18 tracks, including her top-chart singles Me!, You Need to Calm Down, and Lover. Her previous album titled Reputation was also a hit with singles like Look What You Made Me Do, ….Ready for It?, End Game, News Year’s Day, Gorgeous, Delicate, and Getaway Car.

She is also confirmed to be in the movie adaptation of the popular Broadway musical Cats, voicing the character Bombalurina.

9. Kylie Jenner


Net Worth: $170 million

Owner of Kylie Cosmetics and popular celebrity socialite, Kylie Jenner earned more than 170 million dollars in this year alone. It comes as no surprise, as her make-up products have been in demand for fashionistas and professional make-up artists around the world.

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Before starting her own business, she rose to television fame back from 2007 to 2012 when she appeared in the reality TV show Keeping Up with Kardashians, along with her siblings Kendall, Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, and Rob. Her parents were also in the reality show. After that, she had a line-up of endorsement deals.

8. Kanye West


Net Worth: $150 million

The Heartless rapper and singer Kanye West is still making music today, collaborating with other artists over the past few years. Behind all the glitz and glamour, he is also infamous in the music industry by bashing his fellow artists, and he doesn’t seem to care if they are really popular.

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The most infamous incident was when he bashed Taylor Swift, where she won an award for Best Female Video in the 2009 MTV Music Awards for her song “You Belong with Me.”

7. Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini


Net Worth: $150 million

Popular Argentine football player Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is notable for holding records of most goals in La Liga (419 goals), most hat-tricks during the UEFA Championships League (8), most goals in a La Liga and European league Season (50), and most assists in La Liga (169). Those numbers really prove something.

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From 2009 to 2014, he was the world’s highest-paid football player. Forbes magazine even included him in the ranks as the world’s highest-paid athlete. On August 9, 2019, it was announced that he would miss Barcelona’s US tour due to his right calf injury.

6. Ed Sheeran


Net Worth: $110 million

Over the recent years, Ed Sheeran has taken the world by storm with his chart-topping music hits like Shape of You, Thinking Out Loud, and Perfect. Recently, he has had collaborations with other artists like Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, and Khalid.

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Aside from making music hit after music hit, Sheeran is also notable for doing charity work. In a gig in Bristol, he raised around £40,000 as his contribution to a charity that reaches out to street sex workers. Reports also say that he gives away his clothes to charity shops in his hometown. He also donated clothes to the St. Elizabeth Hospice charity shop. He also joined in with other British and Irish artists in Band Aid 30 to raise money for the victims and those affected by the Ebola virus.

This year, The Sunday Times Rich List has listed him as the 17th richest musician in the United Kingdom. Forbes magazine ranked him as the 27th highest-earning celebrity back in June 2015.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo


Net Worth: $109 million

Cristiano Ronaldo is a popular Portuguese football player. He has scored around 126 goals in the UEFA Champions League, including most assists (44). These are just a few of his many achievements in the world of football.

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He is known as one of the most marketable athletes in the world and was named as world’s highest-paid athlete for Forbes magazine back in 2016 and 2017. Time Magazine listed Ronaldo as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. ESPN also gave him the title as the world’s most famous athlete in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

His popularity and success in the world of football are so great that as of this year, he is the most followed user in the popular social media platform Instagram.

4. Neymar


Net Worth: $105 million

Also known with his full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, he is a Brazilian football player who began the sport at age 17. He is notable for being the forward of the French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

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He is one skilled football player whose dedication got him to be known to football fans as one of the best players in the world. This year, Forbes magazine listed him as the world’s third-highest paid athlete (just after Messi and Ronaldo). SportsPro also gave him the title as the most marketable athlete in 2012 and 2013.

3. The Eagles


Net Worth: $100 million

Their hit song Hotel California still remains a classic song until this day. The Eagles continue to conquer the music scene—a living proof that they are one of the most popular rock bands in the world. The band recently got back to touring and announced that they would be playing their hit song Hotel California at the upcoming concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27 and 28, 2019. They will also be playing the other popular songs that made them famous throughout the years.

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In 2016, their lead vocalist Glenn Frey passed away due to complications of his health, mostly due to rheumatoid arthritis. When the Eagles started touring again in 2017, both Vince Gill and Deacon Frey shared lead vocals of Glenn’s parts in the songs.

2. Dr. Phil McGraw


Net Worth: $95 million

You may love him, you may hate him, but it does not hide the fact that he is one of the most popular talk show hosts in America today. It’s no question to why even in 2019, he is still getting a lot of money for what he does best.

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Dr. Phil McGraw, or just popularly known as Dr. Phil, is a popular psychologist and author. He gained instant television fame when he was invited to the long-time American TV talk show, Oprah, a many times.

Though he was famous, he also was very infamous, especially in the medical community, for diagnosing and treating his patients without even a proper license. He was also heavily criticized for a couple of things, such as defamation, mistreatment of his employees, and poor business practices.

1. Canelo Alvarez


Net Worth: $94 million

If you’re a boxer that has taken down the toughest of enemies in your whole career, it’s no question to why you get paid a lot. Canelo Alvarez is a popular Mexican boxer who has won multiple world boxing championships in three classes. This also includes the super middleweight title, WBC, WBA, Ring magazine, and WBA (Super).

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In December 2018, he was recognized as the world’s best active boxer and pound for pound boxer by BoxRec. He was ranked fifth by the TBRB (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board), eighth by Boxing Writers Association of America, and third by The Ring.



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