Diddy tops Forbes Celebrity 100 list, Jackie Chan is highest-paid Asian

Action star Jackie Chan is the richest Asian on the list with an estimated worth of $49 million (S$67.7 million).

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Forbes has announced the 2017 list of world's highest-paid celebrities and American rapper turned businessman Diddy topped the list edging out a tough competition from pop queen Beyonce.

According to the Forbes, Sean Combs aka Diddy has an estimated worth a total of $820 million—without even a single release in the past decade. Forbes reported. "The majority of his 2017 total comes from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million. Combined with a lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership and his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, Diddy edges Beyoncé, whose $105 million haul is the second-largest of her career, thanks to her Formation World Tour and Lemonade release." Next on the list is Beyonce with a sum of $105 million. Author J.K. Rowling, rapper Drake and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo followed closely.

Action star Jackie Chan is the richest Asian on the list with an estimated worth of $49 million (S$67.7 million). The 62-year-old movie star was listed in the 39th spot. In 2016, Jackie came second on the list of world's highest-paid actor on Forbes' global list. He had made a total of US$61 million.

Other Asian stars who made the cut on this year's Forbes list include Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan (US$38 million) at 65, Salman Khan (US$37 million) at 71 and Akshay Kumar (US$35.5 million) at 80.

Here are the top 20 highest paid celebrities:

#1Sean Combs

#2 Beyoncé Knowles

#3 J.K. Rowling

#4 Drake

#5 Cristiano Ronaldo

#6 The Weeknd

#7 Howard Stern

#8 Coldplay

#9 James Patterson

#10 LeBron James

#11 Guns N' Roses

#11 Rush Limbaugh

#13 Justin Bieber

#14 Lionel Messi

#15 Dr. Phil McGraw

#16 Ellen DeGeneres

#17 Bruce Springsteen

#18 Adele

#18 Jerry Seinfeld

#20 Mark Wahlberg

The Forbes estimates are "based on figures from Nielsen, NPD Bookscan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D'Marie and IMDB," as well as interviews with experts and stars.

This article was first published on June 14, 2017