Topping the chart is 27-year-old Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, who started releasing free mixtapes in 2010 under his mysterious moniker. He earned $92 million in the year leading to June 1, 2017, before taxes and fees. The Weeknd ranked sixth on the FORBES Celebrity list of 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world.
Despite clocking 3.2 billion streams in the scoring period, most of his earnings came from an estimated $75 million touring advance.
In second place is 23-year-old Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who made the Celebrity 100 list with $53 million. He earned a whopping sum of $83.5 million.