Calvin Harris and Gordon Ramsay features in 2016 celebrity rich list

Scots DJ Calvin Harris. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Scots DJ Calvin Harris. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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DJ Calvin Harris and chef Gordon Ramsay have been named among the world’s highest paid celebrity’s of the last year.

Harris, who is originally from Dumfries, scooped £51 million ($63m) in earnings in 2016 placing him 21st on the annual Forbes celebrity rich list.

Fellow Scot, Gordon Ramsay also enjoyed a lucrative year, collecting £44m ($54m) and placing 34th.

The list was topped by pop star Taylor Swift.

The Top 20 celebrity earners were:

1/ Taylor Swift £138 million ($170m)

2/ One Direction £89 million ($110m)

3/ James Patterson £77 million ($95m)

4/ Dr. Phil McGraw £71.4 million ($88m)

4/ Cristiano Ronaldo £71.4 million ($88m)

6/ Kevin Hart £71 million ($87.5m)

7/ Howard Stern £69 million ($85m)

8/ Lionel Messi £66 million ($81.5m)

9/ Adele £65 million ($80.5m)

10/ Rush Limbaugh £64 million ($79m)

11/ LeBron James £62.5 million ($77m)

12/ Madonna £62 million ($76.5m)

13/ Ellen DeGeneres £61 million ($75m)

13/ Rihanna £61 million ($75m)

15/ Garth Brooks £57 million ($70m)

16/ Roger Federer £55 million ($68m)

17/ AC/DC £54.8 million ($67.5m)

18/ Rolling Stones £54 million ($66.5m)

19/ Dwayne Johnson £52 million ($64.5m)

20/ David Copperfield £51.9 million ($64m)