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The rankings of the highest paid celebrities is out and some Canadians are on the list

Forbes recently released its 2020 list of the world's highest paid celebrities and some familiar Canadian names have made the cut. 

While it was Kylie Jenner who unsurprisingly took home the number one spot with $590 million, it's safe to say that none of these celebrities are hurting, including those a bit lower down on the list. 

Coming in at number 18 is Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds with $71.5 million. Reynolds has always shown major love for his home country and recently offered $5,000 to anyone in Vancouver who found a local resident's missing teddy bear

The number 39 spot goes to musician and teen heart-throb Shawn Mendes who raked in at $54.5 million. Mendes was born in the small town Pickering, Ontario before heading to Toronto to audition for the Disney Channel.

Although that didn't quite work out, Mendes has gone on to win many awards including eight Junos, 13 SOCAN Awards, and eight MMVAs and is now one of the world's biggest pop stars.

At number 49 — just after Kim Kardashian — is Drake. Bringing in $49 million, the Toronto-born rapper has always shown love for his home town and has a residence in the ritzy Bridle Path neighbourhood. 

Last, but certainly not least, is the ever popular Celine Dion. Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, the singer earned the 73rd spot with $42 million. Not only does she have several best-selling albums, but she has also won five Grammy Awards and has been dubbed the "Queen of Adult Contemporary." 

According to Forbes, altogether the world's highest-paid celebrities earned a whopping $6.1 billion. Other names include Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and many more.

Here is the list of the highest paid celebrities as compiled by Forbes.

  1.  Kylie Jenner ($590M)
  2.  Kanye West ($170M)
  3. Roger Federer ($106.3M)
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo ($105M)
  5.  Lionel Messi ($104M)
  6. Tyler Perry ($97M)
  7. Neymar (95.5M)
  8. Howard Stern ($90M)
  9. Lebron James ($88.2M)
  10. Dwayne Johnson ($87.5M)
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