Films and songs are obviously the most important part of our entertainment. They make us familiar with some of the most amazing celebrities and their outstanding works and we often end up as their super fans. Well, we all know that being a part of the entertainment industry demands a lot of determination and hard work, especially the actress and women celebrities, but have you ever wondered how much they get paid for this or how do they become the highest paid actress or actors? Here we have listed the top 10 highest paid actress, singers and women celebrities in entertainment in 2018. This list is based on the Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Women in Entertainment 2018.
1. KYLIE JENNER ($166.5 Million)
There is probably no one in the world who hasn’t heard or doesn’t know about Kylie Jenner. She is one of the most famous American TV personalities, model, and businesswomen. She first gained her fame when she starred on the reality TV series ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ with her family in 2007. She is also the founder and owner of the cosmetic company Kylie Lip Kits, now renamed as Kylie Cosmetics. She is one of the celebrities with most number of followers on Instagram, and also holds the record for the most liked photos. Including all of this, she is the highest paid actress as well as one of the highest paid female in the world.
2. JUDY SHEINDLIN ($147 Million)
Judy Sheindlin is an American prosecution lawyer, television personality, and an author. She is better known as Judge Judy because of her well known American reality show Judge Judy which is basically a courtroom program. She is this time, the second highest paid actress of the list.
3. ELLEN DEGENERES ($87.5 Million)
An American comedian, TV host, actress, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres is well known because of her famous talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show in which she interacts and interviews various celebrities in her own unique and interesting way. Besides her talk show, she has also hosted the prestigious Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmy Awards. She has even won 20 People’s Choice Awards, 30 Emmy Awards, and has also been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the year 2016. She is on number 3 on the list of highest paid actress.
4. KATY PERRY ($86 Million)
Katy Perry is a popular American singer, and now on the fourth rank on the list of highest paid actress and women celebrities. She has wowed us many a times with amazing singles and albums and has been awarded with four titles of Guinness Book of World Records and five American Music Awards. She has also been named one of the best-selling artists of all time with her 100 million records sold globally. Besides all of this, she is also the most followed person on twitter with around 108 million followers across the world on Twitter. Also Read: The Most Dangerous Selfies ever taken
5. TAYLOR SWIFT ($80 Million)
Just Below Katy Perry, we have another famous American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, the fifth highest paid actress and woman celebrity. She is well known for writing and recording singles related to her personal life and performing them live in her amazing voice. Swift’s mind-blowing work has been awarded with 10 Grammy awards, one Emmy, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 23 American Music Awards. She has also made it to the list of the 100 most influential people by Time in 2010, 2015, and 2019, and holds six titles in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is one of the best-selling artists in history 50 million albums sold and 150 singles downloaded. Because of her early life and career, she also an inspiration for millions of teenagers and youth not only in America but also across the whole world. Also Read: The 10 Countries with Unusual Schooling System
6. KIM KARDASHIAN ($67 Million)
After Kylie Jenner, we have another member of the Kardashian-Jenner family making millions. No doubt she is one of the highest paid actress, being a famous American TV personality, model, businesswoman and actress. Besides this, she also a social media sensation with most followers on Instagram and Twitter with millions of followers. She first appeared in the E! reality television series ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ in 2007 and later appeared in its spin-offs ‘Kourtney and Kim take New York’ and ‘Kourtney and Kim take Miami’ with her elder sister Kourtney Kardashian. She is also the founder of her own beauty line KKW Cosmetics in June 2017, and her own fragrance line KKW Fragrance in November 2017 through which she makes a huge profit. Also Read: The Top 10 Most Liked Photos on Instagram
7. BEYONCE ($60 Million)
Again, we have an American singer, songwriter, and actress on the list. Beyonce has been a famous singer in her time and has still hasn’t stopped astonishing us with her hits. She has sold 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best recording artists so far. She was listed among the most powerful women in entertainment industry in 2015 and 2017, and was on the sixth place in the list of person of the year by Time in 2016. This time, she is on seventh rank on the list of highest paid actress and women celebrities.
8. J. K. ROWLING ($54 Million)
Harry Potter, either books or series are an obsession for every fantasy and sci-fi fan. The hands behind these genius novels is of the talented British writer, producer, and philanthropist, J K Rowling. Her famous book series, Harry Potter has won various awards and titles and its copies have been sold more than 500 million times. It has also been named best-selling book series in history and has also been made into a film series. Being the world’s first billionaire author and also among the highest paid actress and producer, she has also written many other books besides Harry Potter such as The Silkworm, Career of Evil, and Lethal White. Her books have brought the people from reading e-books back to the era of reading the printed novels.
9. LADY GAGA ($50 Million)
American singer, songwriter, and actress, Lady Gaga is given the ninth position on the list. She has given us some of the most incredible hits and will continue to surprise us in future as well. She is also well known for her experiments in fashion and visual appearance at different music festivals, award functions, and other events. She holds several titles in Guinness Book of World Records, nine Grammys, two Golden Globes, an award from Council of Fashion Designers of America, and many other prestigious awards for her outstanding work. She also starred in the super hit film ‘A Star is Born’ which is a big contribution to why she is on the list of highest paid actress. Also Read: The 10 Traditional Wedding Dresses Around the World
10. JENNIFER LOPEZ ($47 Million)
On the tenth rank we again have the talented singer, actress, and dancer, Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer is considered as the most influential Latin performer in the US with her films making an estimated $3 billion and the sales of her 80 million records worldwide, hence, making her the tenth highest paid actress. She was also ranked #1 on the list of most powerful celebrity in the world and #38 in most powerful women in the world by Forbes. In 2018, she was also listed in the list of most influential people of the world by Time. Her single ‘On the Floor’ has been one of the best singles of all time and her successful work has been awarded with the Billboard Icon Award, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and many other privileged awards and honors.