British writer JK Rowling has become the highest paid celebrity according to Forbes magazine. According to the publication, the author of a series of novels about the young wizard Harry Potter has earned more than $95 million over the past 12 months. According to the NTV.Ru website, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brought her the main income this year.
Thus, the writer managed to bypass even the football player of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, whose income over the past year amounted to $ 93 million. The main income for the player was brought by numerous advertising contracts, as well as an agreement with the club.
The third place in the ranking of the highest paid celebrities went to the British group Coldplay, which managed to earn $ 88 million. The fourth place was taken by the singer Adele with an income of $ 69 million, and she became the only woman included in the top 20 of the Forbes rating.
The total earnings of European celebrities over the past year amounted to about $ 1.06 billion. Interestingly, 12 out of 20 stars represent the UK.
Earlier, the networthrating.com portal reported that Forbes named the 100 greatest business minds of our time.