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The Highest-Paid Female Celebrities Of 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic which has put a stop to business-as-usual has seen celebrities collective earnings drop by $200m (£158m), according to Forbes.

But yet, despite a global health pandemic and other horrors unfolding across the road, celebrities are still earning billions of dollars (the collective total is estimated to be $6.1bn so despite the $200m drop, they're all good). The money magazine released its annual list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities in 2020 on Thursday.

The list this year is topped by a woman - Kylie Jenner, which comes one week after the very same magazine alleged that the beauty mogul had exaggerated her earnings to inflate her status as a billionaire (Forbes previously ascribed her as the youngest 'self-made' billionaire and have since rescinded that title). Jenner responded seemingly flabbergasted, denying the claims and telling her Twitter followers: 'I thought this was a reputable site.. all I see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.'

Though a female leads the list, it is overwhelmingly male with Jenner's brother-in-law Kanye West ranking in second place having earned $170m (£134m) and then a series of sports stars following to complete the top five: Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Another woman doesn't appear on the list until position 12.

The women that are on the list are also overwhelmingly white, with the entire top five not featuring a woman of colour.

We've gone through the list to show all of the highest-earning female celebrities that make the top 100 of 2020 and explain just how they've accumulated it in these strange times...

The Highest-Paid Female Celebrities Of 2020

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