These celebrities make some serious money, and there all in their 20’s! Check out this list of the top ten highest paid celebrities under the age of 30..
10. Cam Newton
Cam Newton ($53M/£42.6M; tie)
The reigning NFL MVP’s new contract with the Carolina Panthers will pay out $103.8 million over five years. Newton’s apparel and accessories line with Belk includes more than 300 items. The 27-year-old quarterback is also Under Armour’s highest-paid NFL endorser, topping Tom Brady and other star athletes. When he’s off the field, Newton produces and hosts the new Nickelodeon show I Wanna Be.
9. The Weeknd
The Weeknd ($55M/£44.2M)
Our top-earning newcomer to the Celebrity 100 earned $55 million over the past year thanks to a chart-topping album and sold-out world tour. His latest title Beauty Behind the Madnesswas the No. 5 best-selling album of 2015 in the U.S., shifting over two million units. Born in Toronto to Ethiopian immigrants, the Canadian musician scored two No. 1 singles and took home two Grammys and eight Billboard Awards.
6. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant ($56M/£45M; tie)
Durant’s 27.4 career points per game average is the best among active players and third all-time.The four-time scoring champ launched his own underwear line last year in partnership with Neff and Foot Locker. Durant’s money deal though is with Nike,which signed Durant to an extension in 2014 worth as much as $300 million over 10 years.
6. Novak Djokovic
The world’s top tennis player has been on a remarkable run where he banked $82 million and 11 Grand Slam titles over the past 5 1/2 years (his Slam count sits at 12, including his 2008 Australian Open win). In 2015, Djokovic was the first player to ever earn $20 million in prize money in a season. Djokovic’s endorsement partners include Uniqlo, Adidas, Head, ANZ, Peugot and Seiko.
6. Justin Bieber
The youngest celeb on our list–narrowly beating Harry Styles by one month–cashes in on arena shows, merch sales and endorsements with the likes of Calvin Klein.
Though the Barbados native’s latest album, Anti, has sold less than any No. 1 album in history, she’s still topping the charts. The 28-year old recently scored her 21st top-five single, tying Elvis Presley’s chart record. When RiRi is not churning out radio hits and on the road for her world tour, she pads her paycheck through endorsement deals with Dior, Puma, Samsung and Stance.
With a new album that sold a record 3.38 million copies in its November 2015 opening week, she’s the only musician on our Celebrity 100 list who made more than half her money from music. Adele is also grossing millions per night for her arena shows, resulting in the highest earnings of her career.
3. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi ($81.5M/£65.5M)
The world’s second highest-paid athlete makes millions off the pitch with endorsements from Adidas, Gatorade and more.A Spanish court found Messi guilty of tax fraud in July 2015. The Argentine was sentenced to 21 months in prison, but he has since appealed the conviction and the case is still pending.
2. One Direction
One Direction ($110M/£88.4M)
Ages: Niall Horan (23), Liam Payne (23), Harry Styles (22), Louis Tomlinson (24)
The top-earning boy band of all time may be on hiatus, but the tail end of last year’s $200 million-plus On The Road Again tour kept their earnings higher than any active band–despite the departure of Zayn Malik from the group in March 2015.
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift ($170M/£136.6M)
The pop superstar smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total for her 1989 World Tour. She also shills for brands including Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.