Top 7 Highest Paid Male Celebrities of 2016 According to Forbes


They’re rich. They’re famous. And, they’re all good-looking. Take a peek at 7 of the hottest male celebrities on the Forbes list of 2016’s highest paid celebrities:

1. The Boys of One Direction (US$ 200 million)

One Direction

All the girls of this generation has got a crush on one or all of them! The English pop boy band continues to dominate the entertainment scene this year but analysts are speculating the fortune may be attributed from last year’s earnings. Following this year’s release of “Made in the A.M.” the band announced the members will be taking a hiatus. So far, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles have announced their solo careers.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (US$ 88 million)

Cristiano Ronaldo

This Real Madrid heartthrob and top player earns US$ 50 million per year, not counting endorsement deals with big brands that include Nike and Tag Heuer.

3. Lionel Messi (US$ 81 million)

Lionel Messi

He wears the same Number 10 jersey as the legendary Diego Maradona did during his time. The succession is undeniable with Messi having bagged the FIFA World Player of the Year for five consecutive years now. His superstar football player status earns hime brand endorsements to top off his multi-million dollar pay check from Barcelona.

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4. Lebron James (US$ 77 million)

Lebron James

King James delivered the Cavs to receive Cleveland’s first-ever NBA championship , and the first-ever championship title in any national sport this year. He was signed by Nike to the first-ever lifetime contract deal. He’s also busy making big screen debuts, including a Space Jam sequel to come out soon

5. Roger Federer (US$ 68 million)

Roger Federer

The top brass tennis player is estimated to have earned US$ 98 million during a career that spanned 18 years. That excludes contracts signed with top brass brands that include Nike, Rolex and Mercedes Benz.

6. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (US$ 64.5 million)


The professional wrestler turned actor has had years to demonstrate his acting versatility, earning roles for action and comedy films. His hard work is finally paying off with back-to-back-to-back box office hits. He recently completed “Moana” where he played the vocal talent for Maui. He is also wrapping up projects for the remakes of Baywatch and Jumanji.

7. David Copperfield (US$ 64 million)

David Copperfield

He is probably the most gorgeous and most mystical magician that ever walked the earth. His fame and fortune is not the product of an ‘abracadabra’ stunt but by years of perfecting the brand of entertainment only he can deliver the way he does — the kind of magic that scores him 11 private islands in Bahamas to be exact.

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These are the kinds of men women like to admire. They’re desirable all right — from the looks, to the skills and down to the fat pay check only their gorgeous smiles and lip-biting muscles can command. Breathe, ladies!

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