Several celebs with ties to the Philly area have been raking in cash over the past year, as Forbes’ “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities” list for 2017 shows.
Published this week, the list runs down the 100 top-earning celebrities of the last year, using data from a time period of June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. The total income listed amounts to about $5.15 billion — more than the GDP of Gambia, Liberia, and Belize combined, Forbes reports.
Topping the group of Philly-connected celebs on the list is New Jersey’s Bruce Springsteen, who took 17th place with some $75 million earned between June 2016 and June 2017. Berks County native Taylor Swift, who previously took the number one position in 2016 with $170 million earned, trailed Springsteen distantly, taking 49th with $44 million earned.
Jon Bon Jovi, meanwhile, took 80th place, with $35.5 million earned.
Behind Bon Jovi were Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in 93rd ($33.4 million) and North Philly native Kevin Hart, who tied with country artist Jason Aldean for 98th at $32.5 million for the year.
Forbes last year named Hart the highest-paid comedian in stand-up, earning $87.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. The comedian was the sixth highest-paid celebrity overall on last year’s “Highest-Paid Celebrities” list.
No one from the Philly area took the top spot this year. That honor for 2017 belongs to rapper Diddy, aka Sean Combs, who earned $130 million over the past year, according to Forbes.
Beyoncé ($105 million), J.K. Rowling ($95 million), Drake ($94 million), and Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million) rounded out the top five.