The Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars both make the top 10…

Forbes magazine has announced its list of the highest paid celebrities for 2016 and both Lionel Messi as well as Cristiano Ronaldo have made the top 10.

The Real Madrid forward comes in fourth on the list with annual earnings of approximately $88m while the Barcelona ace is in 8th spot taking home around $81.5m a year.

Here is the list in full:

Taylor Swift $170m
One Direction $110m
James Patterson $95m
Cristiano Ronaldo $88m
Dr. Phil McGraw $88m
Kevin Hart $87.5m
Howard Stern $85m
Lionel Messi $81.5m
Adele $80.5m
Rush Limbaugh $79.m

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Report by Khel Now-Content Editor Mrunal Nakashe. A sports buff, he’s also a foreign policy enthusiast and keen North Korea watcher. Mrunal loves gaming, reading, traveling and is a self-confessed Football Manager addict. You can follow him on Twitter.