- Kylie Jenner clinched the top spot on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities for the year of 2020
- The hefty pay-days that celebs raked in are eye-watering and Kylie's almost R9 billion ($590 million) in earnings made her the highest-paid on the list
- Other stars included Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner's brother-in-law Kanye West
Kylie Jenner has officially topped the Forbes list of the highest-paid celebrities in 2020 with her earnings of $590 million - which totals almost R9 billion.
Forbes Magazine crowned the E! star and cosmetics mogul the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 despite Kylie's contentious history with the publication. The youngest of the Kardashian clan earned a huge portion of her money from the sale of a majority stake in her beauty brand to Coty Inc.
The rest of the list had the likes of sports stars, musicians and actors gracing it in order to land in the top 25 slots. Coincidentally, Kylie's brother-in-law, Kanye West, came in second by making $170 million (R2.5 billion). Most of the rapper's earnings were due to his partnership with Adidas.
Top-notch athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and LeBron James also hit the top 10, in addition to Hollywood staples Tyler Perry, Howard Stern and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Taylor Swift was twenty-fifth on the Forbes countdown and tennis legend Roger Federer placed third with $106.3 million which put his paycheck for 2020 just shy of R1 billion.
Forbes also reported that the Covid-19 impact on the entertainment industry meant that the combined profits of the richest celebs were valued at R91 billion ($6.1 billion) which was almost R3 billion less than 2019.
In other Kardashian-Jenner news, YEN.com.gh recently reported on the Kardashian family signing a lucrative deal with Hulu to create exclusive content for the streaming platform.
The Kardashian family is reportedly returning to television after signing a multi-year deal with the American streaming service Hulu. The famous sisters and their mom, Kris Jenner, will be producing exclusive content for the Disney-owned platform that will start airing near the end of 2021.
The company's announcement did not detail what the nature of the Kardashian content for Hulu would be but did add that the shows will also be available on their recently-announced international streaming platform, called Star.
This news follows the family's announcement that their long-running reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians would be coming to an end. CNN reported that the show's final season will be broadcast early next year and Reuters wrote that the new content for Hulu will become available only a few months later.
The internet comments, as is always the case with the famous family, were of mixed reactions to the news. Fans were excited to see more content of the Kardashian-Jenner clan on their screens while others were disappointed that the final season of the show was not the last they would see of the celebrities.