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Kylie Jenner named highest-paid celeb despite billionaire status controversy, plus more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: Well, this is awkward. Less than a week after Forbes rescinded its "youngest self-made billionaire" title from Kylie Jenner, accusing her of faking tax documents to make herself appear wealthier than she is, the outlet released its annual list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Guess who's at the top? Yep, according to Forbes' 2020 Celeb 100 list, published Thursday, June 4, Kylie made more money over the past year than any other celebrity -- $590 million, to be exact. That's in large part thanks to the sale of a 51 percent share of Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant, Coty. The 22-year-old reportedly sold the majority stake for $600 million, before taxes, yielding her a payday of $540 million. Kylie has denied Forbes' claims she created a "web of lies" to make it look like she was a billionaire -- a milestone the outlet reported she'd reached last spring -- slamming the outlet for making "inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions" after she read the May 29 story. Whether she's a billionaire or a multi-millionaire, Kylie's in good shape to weather the economic fallout from the pandemic, as is her famous family. In fact, the second highest paid celebrity in the world is currently Kylie's brother-in-law, Kanye West, according to Forbes. Kanye reportedly made a stink earlier this year when Forbes failed to name him among the world's billionaires. When he was included in the list, he reportedly griped via text message that the outlet was still under-reporting his billionaire-ness (Forbes maintains 'Ye's $3.3 billion claim is overstated and reports he's actually worth $1.3 billion as of April). His current standing on the Celeb 100 list is credited to $170 million of earnings over the past year. Most of that income was generated by sales of his Yeezy fashion and footwear line. The rest of the 10 highest-paid celebs on Forbes' list are mostly athletes, including Roger Federer ($106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million) and soccer stars Lionel Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million). Tyler Perry ($97 million), Howard Stern ($90 million), LeBron James ($88.2 million) and Dwayne Johnson ($87.5 million) appeared in the top 10, as well.

Kylie Jenner tops Forbes' Celeb 100 list after feud

Well, this is awkward. Less than a week after Forbes rescinded its "youngest self-made billionaire" title from Kylie Jenner, accusing her of faking tax documents to make herself appear wealthier than she is, the outlet released its annual list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Guess who's at the top? Yep, according to Forbes' 2020 Celeb 100 list, published Thursday, June 4, Kylie made more money over the past year than any other celebrity -- $590 million, to be exact. That's in large part thanks to the sale of a 51 percent share of Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant, Coty. The 22-year-old reportedly sold the majority stake for $600 million, before taxes, yielding her a payday of $540 million. Kylie has denied Forbes' claims she created a "web of lies" to make it look like she was a billionaire -- a milestone the outlet reported she'd reached last spring -- slamming the outlet for making "inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions" after she read the May 29 story. Whether she's a billionaire or a multi-millionaire, Kylie's in good shape to weather the economic fallout from the pandemic, as is her famous family. In fact, the second highest paid celebrity in the world is currently Kylie's brother-in-law, Kanye West, according to Forbes. Kanye reportedly made a stink earlier this year when Forbes failed to name him among the world's billionaires. When he was included in the list, he reportedly griped via text message that the outlet was still under-reporting his billionaire-ness (Forbes maintains 'Ye's $3.3 billion claim is overstated and reports he's actually worth $1.3 billion as of April). His current standing on the Celeb 100 list is credited to $170 million of earnings over the past year. Most of that income was generated by sales of his Yeezy fashion and footwear line. The rest of the 10 highest-paid celebs on Forbes' list are mostly athletes, including Roger Federer ($106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million) and soccer stars Lionel Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million). Tyler Perry ($97 million), Howard Stern ($90 million), LeBron James ($88.2 million) and Dwayne Johnson ($87.5 million) appeared in the top 10, as well.

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