Golf. Rhyming verse. Even fancy card tricks: there are innumerable ways to earn great fame and fortune by entertaining people, and no one has done it better than the 20 on this diverse list. It’s our fi rst-ever tally of the wealthiest celebrities in the US, and we had just one criterion: We considered only those who got rich off their fame, not those—such as the president-elect—who became famous because of their wealth.
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(This story appears in the 20 January, 2017 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)