Who Are Some Names on the List of Forbes Top 100 Highest Paid Celebrities for 2014?


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Some names of the list of Forbes Top 100 are Beyonce, Lebron James, Dr. Dre, Ellen DeGeneres and Floyd Mayweather Jr. These celebrities are world famous musicians, athletes and television personalities.

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Beyonce tops the Forbes list of highest paid celebrities because of her highly successful "On The Run Tour." The tour pulled in an average of $2.4 million in 95 shows all over the world. NBA MVP Lebron James also tops the list due to his numerous endorsements by Nike, McDonald's and Coca-Cola. Music rapper and producer emerges at the top of the list due to the purchase of Beats by Apple for $3 billion. His earnings were one of the highest ever by an entertainer evaluated by Forbes.

Ellen DeGeneres is arguably one of the most likable TV personality earned over $70 million due to her show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." In 2014, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought Marcos Maidana in two fights in May and September. He earned $32 million in his May fight because of the amount of people that watched the fight. Mayweather Jr. was the highest paid athlete in world in 2014, pulling in up to $105 million. He was the first athlete since Tiger Woods to earn up to $100 million.

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