Patterson is One of Forbes’ “Top Earning Celebrities” for 2016

Forbes magazine has published their list of top earning celebrities for 2016. Novelist James Patterson is in the number three spot, outearning Adele, Dr. Phil and even the material girl.

Forbes says Patterson made $95 million last year, making him “publishing’s richest penman,” with “over a dozen books a year with coauthors.” In addition various large and small screen adaptations continue to boost the brand.

Here are the top ten celebrity earners, according to Forbes:

1. Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
3. James Patterson
4. Dr. Phil
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Kevin Hart
7. Howard Stern
8. Lionel Messi
9. Adele
10. Rush Limbaugh

The full list is here.

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