The world's richest celebrities in 2017 have been revealed by Forbes - and Number 1 may surprise you...

Forbes' has unveiled its rich list of the highest-paid celebrities in 2017, and there's an unexpected climber at Number 1.

Forbes has revealed its Celebrity Rich List 2017 - and you might be surprised by who's at Number 1.

The entertainer claiming the coveted title of 'highest-paid person in entertainment' is... Sean Combs. That's Puff Daddy, P Diddy or sometimes even just Diddy.

The rapper/singer/actor/producer/entrepreneur's assets amount to a cool £102 million ($130m) according to the magazine. A considerable chunk of his earnings in the last year has come from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for $70 million.

The star soars to the top of the list after placing 22nd in 2016. 

Sean edges out Beyonce to claim the title who's £87.2 million haul ($105m) in the last year is the second largest of her career, thanks to her Formation World Tour and Lemonade album.

Meanwhile, Drake finishes fourth on the 2017 rich list with earnings of £74.8 million ($95m) thanks to his relentless touring, while The Weeknd is sixth on $72.45 million ($92m), boosted not only by touring but by the massive growth in streaming.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Coldplay place eighth with £69.33 million ($88m) earned in the last year.

According to Forbes, the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world raked in over $5.1 billion combined and hail from 21 countries. 

The Top 10 of Forbes' Celebrity 100 list are:

1) Sean Combs - $130m (£102m)

2) Beyoncé - $105m (£87.2m)

3) JK Rowling - $95m (£74.8m)

4) Drake - $94m (£74.06m)

5) Cristiano Ronaldo - $93m (£73.2m)

6) The Weeknd - $92m (£72.45m)

7) Howard Stern - $90m (£70.86m)

8) Coldplay - $88m (£69.33m)

9) James Patterson - $87m (£68.53m)

10) LeBron James - $86m (£67.8m)

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