Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs arrives at a party after the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.    Picture: REUTERS
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs arrives at a party after the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Picture: REUTERS

It may come as a surprise to some, but rapper turned businessman P Diddy was the world's top earner on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the past year, edging out Beyonce.

Diddy earned $130-million (about R1.6-billion) in the past 12 months, of which $70-million came from selling a one-third stake in his Sean John clothing line. Diddy (real name Sean Combs) is estimated by Forbes to be worth a total of $820-million even though he has released little music in the past decade.

 Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who published a series of e-books last year, came in third.

AFP

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