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Two Irish sister's have been named in Forbes' prestigious '30 Under 30' list thanks to the incredible business venture.

Izzy's Wheels, a company selling colourful wheelchair covers, is the brainchild Izzy and Ailbhe Keane.

Inspired by younger sister Izzy, who has spina bifida and is paralysed from the waist down, the business began its life as Ailbhe's final year college project in the National College of Art and Design before it's national launch in 2016.

The 25-year-old, says the idea struck when she noticed that her sister's chair was the first thing people noticed about her, despite it not reflecting her beaming personality.

Determined to change people's first impressions, Ailbhe created a range of stylish wheelchair covers designed to express a wheelchair user's individuality.

According to the company's website, Izzy Wheels transforms a medical device into a piece of fashion and self expression.

The cover are waterproof and are available in three different sizes, fitting neatly onto any manual wheelchair.

The sisters have also collaborated with a host of award-winning Illustrators and artists including Maser, Steve Simpson, Paula McGloin, Fuchsia MacAree, Chris Judge and Marylou Faure.

It's a huge Irish success story, and their inclusion in Forbes' '30 Under 30' cements their position at the top of the business world.

Writing on Twitter, Izzy Wheels said it was "thrilled and incredibly honoured to have been named".

Well done girls – such an amazing achievement.

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For the first time in years, Gisele Bundchen is not Forbes highest-earning model in the world. 

Swooping in to take the top spot is reality TV star turned model Kendall Jenner.

Kendall reportedly earned a staggering €18.7 million in 2017 thanks to her campaign coups and her social media endorsement deals.

 

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This year, Kendall starred alongside her social-media savvy pals Bella and Gigi Hadid in campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Alexander Wang, La Perla and Estee Lauder.

She walked the runways for Alexandre Vautheir, Dior and Chanel to name but a few. 

She also promoted the likes of Addidas, DIFF Eyewear and dating app Bumble on her social media pages. 

 

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Gisele, who usually takes the crown, is in at number 2, earning a whopping €14.9 million from her editorial shoots and campaigns. 

Right after her is mum-to-be Chrissy Teigen, who earned €11.4million in 2017.

Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima came fourth on the list, with Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely taking the fifth spot together. 

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Irish man, John Collison has been named as the world's youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine – an we're seriously questioning our life choices right about now.

Hailing from Limerick, the 27-year-old has earned his place among the 2,043 wealthiest entrepreneurs around the world, and with a net worth of $1.1 billion, he makes up one of just four self-made billionaires under 30.

John began to build his fortune when he was just 17-years-old, after Auctomatic, an online auction-management system he co-founded, sold for a profitable $5 million.

He then went on to study physics at Harvard University (though he did not graduate), before he and older brother, Patrick, co-founded Stripe, an online payment platform, in 2010.

So, where how did the the brothers conjure up their billion dollar idea?

According to Forbes, the brother's light bulb moment came while they were travelling in South Africa – cause y'know, you come up with all your best idea when you're on holidays.

The tech company is today worth a whopping $9.2 billion – not bad for a college drop-out, eh?

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Move over Jennifer Lawrence, there's a new queen bee in town.

Emma Stone has just been named as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.

After raking in an eye-watering $26,000,000 over the last 12 months, Emma Stone has secured her place at the top of Forbes' annual 'rich list.'

Following her award-winning performances in La La Land and Birdman, Emma's earnings rose by a whopping 160 per cent last year, making her 2016's highest-paid actress. 

The news comes after the star recently spoke out against Hollywood's gender pay gap, revealing that some of her male co-stars would take pay cuts in the interest of equality.

“In my career so far, I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them,” she said.

“And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily: that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair.’”

Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list in 2016, came in at third place, while Jennifer Aniston came second (largely due to endorsement deals).

Coming in sixth place was Emma Watson, who was the only British born actress to make the top 10.

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They may have decided to momentarily press pause on the One Direction journey, but that doesn't mean the lads from the biggest boy band in the world didn't absolutely rake it in over the last 12 months.

According to Forbes, who provides the public with an annual list of the world's highest-earning celebrities, Niall, Louis, Liam and Harry, who rose to fame on The X Factor in 2010, were Europe's highest paid celebrities in 2016.

Yep, that's right – despite going on hiatus, the four lads raked in a staggering $110 million last year.

The earnings, which came from endorsements with Colgate and Pepsi in addition to the last leg of their On The Road Again tour, meant that they pipped footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and our beloved Adele to the post when it came to bank balances.

The calculations are based on a number of rankings from organisations such as Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB.

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His death – in June 2009 – shocked the world. And now, seven years on, Michael Jackson is still raking in the mega-bucks.

In fact, the iconic pop superstar is this year's biggest earning celebrity – dead or alive. 

According to Forbes, the King Of Pop topped raked in $825m (€752m) in pretax earnings.

Boosting Jackson’s estate for 2016  was the sale of his half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalogue, which included a library of Beatles songs; that alone fetched $750m (€684m) in March.

He originally purchased the catalogue in 1985 for $47.5m (€43.3m) and sold a 50 percent stake to Sony for $115m (€105m) in 1995, according to Forbes.

Living celebrities such as Dr Phil ($88m), Diddy ($62m) and Sofía Vegara ($43m) all pale in comparison.

Also joining Jackson on the Forbes list of richest dead celebrities were Peanuts creator Charles Schultz at No. 2 ($48m/€43.75m), golf legend Arnold Palmer ($40m/€36.5m) and Elvis Presley ($27m/€24.5m).

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Well, Amy Schumer is officially the QUEEN of comedy.

The comedian has not only landed herself on Forbes' highest-paid comedians list, but she also came in 4th place which we think is pretty great in its own right.

Oh yeah, and she's the only woman EVER to make the list, too. 

 

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Amy made a huge $17 million in the last year, but we're not surprised since she's had a very successful worldwide tour, worked on her Emmy-nominated show Inside Amy Schumer, made a movie Trainwreck and released a book.

Talk about successful!

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She’s outspoken, funny, stunning and – as the latest Forbes rich list has revealed – absolutely minted.  Yes, it seems Jennifer Lawrence really does have it all.

The Joy star has been named Hollywood’s highest earning female actress for the second year running, despite being the youngest lady on the star studded list which includes the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts.

According to The Telegraph, the 26-year-old Oscar winner will rake in a cool $46 million this year as she receives payment for her work on the Hunger Games and X-Men Apocalypse movies, as well as for her role as a Dior brand ambassador.

Melissa McCarthy took second place on the list with her $33 million income – that’s $10 million more than what she made last year – and Scarlett Johansson occupies the third spot with $25 million.

Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston is expected to make $21 million, while Mila Kunis took ninth place with $11 million.  

Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Stewart failed to make this year’s list, despite all having featured on the 2015 version.

While we wouldn’t say no to J Law’s salary, it is still worth noting that the actress’ $46 million income is still only half of what Hollywood’s leading man Robert Downey Jr made last year.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z are two of the world's hardest working musicians in the business, and as a result of their efforts, the pair have nabbed the number one spot on the 2016 Forbes celebrity couple list.

The Carter's managed to rake in a whopping €97 million in the last 12 months, allowing them to claim the throne as the world's highest earning celebrity couple. 

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Queen Bey made a cool €49 million this year by playing 19 shows in the past 12 months, and releasing her successful new album, Lemonade

“I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry,” the songstress once told Forbes.

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Jay Z has not released music in three years, but has been busy with a number of other ventures.

The award winning rapper makes millions on his Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac and entertainment company Roc Nation, along with his streaming service Tidal and his 40/40 nightclub in New York City. 

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Last year's top earning couple was the musical duo Taylor Swift, and ex-boyfriend, and hugely successful DJ, Calvin Harris. 

Had these two music moguls remained an item, they would have been listed as the highest earning celebrity couple in the world, ahead of Beyoncé and Jay Z. 

 

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Taylor Swift’s romantic endeavours may be dominating headlines lately, but it doesn’t mean the pop sensation has been anywhere near out of work as a brand new rich list has revealed Taylor is the highest earning celebrity in the world for 2016.

According to Forbes magazine, the Shake It Off singer shook her way right to the bank as she raked in $170 million in the last year and earned herself the top spot on the Forbes 2016 Celebrity 100 List.

Taylor’s massive pay check comes in part from her successful 1989 World Tour and advertising for big names like Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

The star’s income for this year is the most she has ever made annually and is more than twice the $80 million she made last year.

2015’s winner was pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather who made $300 million, while the world’s highest earning performer was Katy Perry with a cool $135 million.

Between that hefty bank balance and the wonderful Tom Hiddleston is it any wonder everyone wants to be TayTay for a day?

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OK, so she's nabbed a fair few high-profile – not to mention eyebrow-raising – magazine covers in the past.

But today, Kim Kardashian released a sneak-peak of another just-released publication… and it seems she's totes emosh about it.

Yup, not for Mrs West 'merely' another Vogue spread or Paper magazine 'break the internet' photo. Instead, the 36-year-old reality TV star and businesswoman has nabbed the cover of Forbes.

Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Kim gushed: "Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes!

"I never dreamed this would happen& know my Dad would be proud."

Her father, the late Robert Kardashian, was a high-profile attorney who famously defended OJ Simpson when the athlete stood trial on charges relating to the killing of his wife, Nicole Brown. Before Robert's death in 2003, he had amassed a fortune of some $30m over the course of his career.

The Forbes cover cites the success of her mobile app Kim Kardashin: Hollywood – which has so far made a cool $45m.

Overall, Kim's net worth stands at some $150m – more than twice that of her husband, Kanye West.

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Forbes has just released its annual list of oh-so loaded celebrities, entrepreneurs and canny business-folk – and suffice to say that it's all rather eye-wateringly wealthy.

All the usual suspects are there too from the entertainment world: taking the top spot in the highest-paid actress category is Jen Lawrence, who raked in €45.5m (gulp) last year alone.

Indeed, the rest of the Top Ten is pretty familiar – Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie are all present and correct, as are Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart.

But lo and behold taking the No.4 spot is one Fan Bingbing: a stunning 33-year-old Chinese actress who has endorsement contracts with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Chopard; who graces the front of Vogue, and who dominates Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed lists. 

Best known to folk in this part of the world for her role in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, she boasts a decade-and-half long career in the film industry and is a mega-star in her native China.

She also earned €18.5m in 2014 – hence her sky-high position on the Forbes list.

Growing up in Yantai, a province on the northeast coast, she is a graduate of the Shanghai Xie Jin Film And Television Art College and the Shanghai Theatre Academy.

She is currently dating Chinese movie star (and all 'round hottie) Li Chen, a 36-year-old whom she met on the set of The Empress Of China, a 2014 TV drama set during the ancient Tang dynasty era.

Over the last number of years, Fan has become something of a regular sight at the Cannes Film Festival – often wowing gathered spectators and photographers with her breathtaking gowns.

Here, SHEmazing! takes a look at her most incredible, utterly fabulous red-carpet attire. Make sure to follow Ms Bingbing on Instagram too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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