Named the richest Russian celebrities
Forbes magazine published an annual rating of Russian stars of show business and sports, tailored to their income, the number of mentions in the media and popular search queries.
Topped the list of hockey player Alexander Ovechkin with an annual income of 14.5 million dollars. The three also joined the musicians Sergey Shnurov (13.9 million dollars) and Philip (8.9 million dollars).
After Kirkorov coming singer Grigory Leps (8.2 million dollars) and TV presenter Ivan Urgant (with an income of 8.5 million he lost to Leps for the number of search queries).
Also in the top ten included the singer and TV presenter Olga Buzova, singer Dima Bilan, the hockey player Evgeni Malkin, the singer Stas Mikhailov and former candidate for presidents of Russia Ksenia Sobchak.
Earlier, Forbes published a list of hundreds of financially successful celebrities. Hollywood actor George Clooney became the highest-paid actor in the world, earning over the last year 239 million dollars.