Only 16 women were on the Forbes 100 highest-paid entertainer's list . . . 16!
Forbes has released its annual rich list’s including the entertainment one, filled with names of celebrities we love and follow. Unfortunatly, there were only 16 women on the list. 16 out of 100. Shocker.
The magazine calculates celebrities’ pretax earnings during a 12-month scoring period, and coming in at no. 1 with an estimated $130 million USD is Sean “Diddy” Combs. After him is Beyoncé with $105 million USD, then J.K. Rowling with $95 million USD. No. 18 Ellen DeGeneres and no. 16 Adele clock in next with $77 million and $69 million USD respectively, with no other women among them in the top 40 of the list. Kim Kardashian ranks at no. 47 with $45.5 million USD, and her little sister Kylie — who happens to be the youngest person on the entire list — is no. 59 with $41 million USD.
Interestingly enough, not a single actress is on the list, despite Jennifer Lawrence being the highest paid actress of 2016. If anything, the roundup is even more proof of the disparaging gender gap that transcends industries and tax brackets alike.
See the full list here