Akshay Kumar again the only Indian on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list for 2020

While Kumar's rank went down from 33 to 52, check out how this year's top-earning stars turned the business of celebrity into $6.1 billion, $200 million shy of last year's haul

Published: Jun 20, 2020 07:52:22 AM IST
Updated: Jun 19, 2020 04:07:09 PM IST

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In one of the biggest celebrity cash-outs of all time, Kylie Jenner agreed to sell 51 percent of her Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant Coty in November. Her cut: $540 million before taxes, by Forbes’s estimates—more than Wall Street thought it was worth, and more than enough to crown her this year’s top-earning celebrity. Right behind her at No 2 is brother-in-law Kanye West, who brought in all but $10 million or so of his estimated $170 million in pre-tax earnings from his high-end sneaker brand, Yeezy.

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Edited by Zack O’Malley Greenburg and Rob LaFranco | Reported by Kurt Badenhausen, Kellen Becoats, Madeline Berg, Dawn Chmielewski, Hayley Cuccinello, Abigail Freeman, Chase Peterson-Withorn, Christina Settimi, Ariel Shapiro and Chloe Sorvino

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