What do LeBron James, One Direction and the illusionist David Copperfield have in common? Well, they all made Forbes’ 2016 highest-paid celebrities list. Whether they were performing in sold-out shows in Vegas, doing stand-up in stadiums or kicking a ball around a field, these personalities have all amassed small fortunes.
20. David Copperfield – $64 million
Who knew that sawing people in half could be so lucrative? Master magician David Copperfield is still wowing crowds with his wild illusions in his long-running Vegas show. His 638 performances in the past year boosted his bank balance to the tune of $64 million.
19. Dwayne Johnson – $64.5 million
He’s come a long way from his body-slamming days as The Rock; today Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor around. The Fast and the Furious franchise has served him well; when Hollywood needs an action man, Johnson is who directors call – which is partly why he earned $64.5 million in the past year.