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World’s 100 highest-paid entertainers in 2017

No. 9: James Patterson
The 70-year-old American novelist (pictured here in Florida in 2001) sold 9.5 million copies in his home country alone over the last 12 months, raking in $87 million. He also recieved a purported seven figure sum as a signing payment for co-writing a thriller with former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
(AP Photo/Craig Ambrosio)

These celebrities raked in the most cash in 2017

An expansive lineup spanning film, music, sports and television, the people on the Forbes 100 highest-paid entertainers list earned a combined $5.15 billion over the past 12 months.

Check out the gallery to see who the top 10 moneymakers for 2017 are.

(All figures in U.S. dollars)