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Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Taylor Swift on Forbes’ 2016 Highest Paid Celebrity List

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the joint-fourth highest paid celebrity in the world, only trailing musician Taylor Swift, boyband One Direction and author James Patterson in terms of earnings.

That’s according to Forbes (h/t Matthew Judge of Goal), who noted that the 31-year-old earns an estimated $88 million annually. In the sporting stratosphere, that puts him ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers talisman LeBron James ($77 million) who are second and third, respectively, in the rankings from the sporting world.

Here is a look at the top 10 names on the list and their estimated earnings, per Forbes:

Position Celebrity Earnings
1. Taylor Swift $170 million
2. One Direction $110 million
3. James Patterson $95 million
=4. Cristiano Ronaldo $88 million
=4. Dr. Phil McGraw $88 million
6. Kevin Hart $87.5 million
7. Howard Stern $85 million
8. Lionel Messi $81.5 million
9. Adele $80.5 million
10. Rush Limbaugh $79 million




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