In the first place, British writer, author of a series of books About Harry Potter JK Rowling
Popular American magazine Forbes has made a rating of European stars with the highest income in 2017. This was announced on the official website of Forbes.
In the first place, British writer, author of a series of books About Harry Potter JK Rowling. According to estimates edition, in 12 months she has earned $ 95 million. Among the sources of income is royalties from the movie “Fantastic beasts and where to find them,” based on the novel of the writer, as well as the sale of the book “Harry Potter and the cursed child”.
In second place was Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been enriched to 93 million dollars. Last year the athlete has extended his contract with real Madrid for four years and signed a lifetime endorsement contract with Nike.
Third place in the ranking of Forbes is a British pop rock band Coldplay. The musicians earned $ 88 million. The bulk of the funds they received from performances within the framework of a concert tour in support of the album, A Head Full of Dreams.
The fourth position was led by singer Adele from 69 million dollars.
Completing the top five Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who earned $ 64 million. In early 2017, he won the tournament of the Australian Open. Sixth and seventh places were shared between musician Elton John and chef Gordon Ramsay ($60 million).
The eighth position was the musician Paul McCartney ($54 million). Completing the top ten golfer Rory McIlroy and DJ Calvin Harris.
In the twenty also includes DJ Tiesto, racers, “Formula 1” Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, British musician ed Sheeran, Welsh striker of real Madrid Gareth bale, Irish fighter Conor McGregor and Swedish striker “Manchester United” Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The total annual income of the top 20 European stars exceeded $ 1 billion. In addition, the ratings were only two women, most of the positions taken by representatives from the UK.
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