T-32. Paul McCartney: $54 Million
McCartney is a global treasure. The former front man of the iconic band The Beatles has continued to push on with a solo career. In 2017, the 75-year-old took his ‘One On One’ tour all throughout the United States. While McCartney still collects money from his prior career with the band, he also has become a fixture within print ads and commercial work. This includes the usage of McCartney tracks on various media projects. Without question, McCartney remains as one of the last true rock-stars on the world’s music landscape.
31. Vin Diesel: $54.5 Million
Vin Diesel (real name Mark Sinclair) is one of those actors capitalizing upon the gravy train of continued sequels. Since starring in The Fast and The Furious, Diesel has appeared in nearly all of the accompanying sequels. The franchise filmed its eighth film in 2017, and have two more in the pipeline. Diesel continues to benefit from these films – as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. For those aspiring actors out there, try to land yourself with a recurring role in any sort of blockbuster hit. Even if it’s simply a ‘popcorn’ movie, you might be making north of $50 million per year for your efforts.
30. Chris Rock: $57 Million
Chris Rock is one of the highest-paid comedians in the world — and for good reason. The Brooklyn native was a hot attraction this past year with his Total Blackout Tour 2017. Getting back on the stand-up circuit, Rock continued to display the same sort of brilliance he’s brought to the stage for over 30 years. This past year, Rock also acted as an executive producer on the hit talk show The Rundown with Robin Thede.
29. Ryan Seacrest: $58 Million
The modern day Dick Clark, Seacrest seemingly has his fingers in many pots. One has to wonder when the Georgia native actually gets any sleep. Seacrest’s super-popular radio show runs for four hours Monday-Friday. He then bounces over to host the television program Live with Kelly and Ryan. Not only that, Ryan Seacrest Production (RSP) works to produce many shows on hit media platforms including E!, Bravo, Netflix, CMT, and NBC.
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