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Bruce Springsteen performs in concert with the E Street Band during “The River Tour 2016” at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Philadelphia.

June 13, 2017

Bruce Springsteen, Kevin Hart land on Forbes' 'World's Highest Paid Celebrities 2017' list

A handful of celebrities from the region scored a spot

Have you taken a peek at Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities yet? There are a few names on there you might recognize.

Forbes published its list Monday, and the combined income from all 100 who made the list is a whopping $5.15 billion, more than the combined GDP of Belize, Liberia and Gambia, according to the magazine.


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The magazine organized the rankings by looking at celebrities' earned income from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, based on data from Nielsen, IMDB, Bookscan, Pollstar and other sources. 

New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen came in at No. 17 with a cool $75 million, one spot below TV host Ellen DeGeneres, who earned $77 million in the last year. Springsteen did beat out singer-songwriter Adele and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who tied at No. 18 with $69 million.

Bon Jovi, who also hails from New Jersey, was tied at No. 80 at $35.5 million with Akshay Kumar, a famous Bollywood actor.

Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, nabbed the No. 93 spot with $33.4 million, while actor/comedian Kevin Hart, who grew up in North Philly, tied for the No. 98 spot with country singer Jason Aldean at $32.5 million.

The highest-paid celebrity this year? Sean John Combs, better known as Diddy, at a staggering $130 million.

See the top five highest-paid celebrities below or find Forbes' complete list here.

1. Diddy, $130 million

2. Beyonce, $105 million

3. J.K. Rowling, $95 million

4. Drake, $94 million

5. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million