Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Train Your Brain: Memorizing the Highest Paid Celebrities of 2016

Memorizing the Highest Paid Celebrities of 2016

The list of the highest paid celebrities for 2016 has just been released and they certainly raked in a ton of  money!  A fun mental exercise to boost your brain power is to memorize the top 10 celebrities on the list in a way where you can recite them from top to bottom or bottom to top.

You can refer to the original article on this topic for a list of the top 10 Corporations.

The Top 10

As a reminder, here are the links to every number to which you will associate with the people on the list.

They are:

1. sun
2. shoe
3. tree
4. door
5. hive
6. sticks
7. heaven
8. skate
9. wine
10. pen

Now, we'll take a look at  the Top 10  Celebrities list (as of June 2016).

They are:

Top 10 Highest-Earning Celebrities
2016 RankNameCategoryEarningsCountry
1Taylor SwiftMusician$170 milUSA
2One DirectionMusician$110 milUK
3James PattersonAuthor$95 milUSA
4Dr. Phil McGrawPersonality$88 milUSA
4Cristiano RonaldoAthlete$88 milPortugal
6Kevin HartComedian$87.5 milUSA
7Howard SternRadio Host$85 milUSA
8Lionel MessiAthlete$81.5 milArgentina
9AdeleMusician$80.5 milUK
10Rush LimbaughRadio Host$79 milUSA

Now, let's link the celebrity with the memory aid for each number.

1. Taylor Swift/sun - Imagine Taylor Swift with the sun at her back

2. One Direction/shoe - Imagine One Direction on running shoes (merchandising helps their income!)

3. James Patterson/tree - Imagine James Patterson's quote about trees.  Or, imagine all the trees needed to produce his books!

4. Dr. Phil McGraw/door - Imagine Phil McGraw opening a door

5. Howard Stern/hive - Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo with a bee on his face (actually a moth from the Euro Cup Final but let's say a bee)

6. Kevin Hart/stick - Imagine Kevin Hart with a selfie STICK (or three!)

7. Howard Stern/heaven - Imagine Howard Stern entering HEAVEN'

8. Lionel Messi/skate - Imagine Lionel Messi playing soccer on SKATES 

9. Adele/wine - Imagine Adele with a bottle of WINE

10. Rush Limbaugh/pen - Imagine Rush Limbaugh holding a box of pens

After you create these images, you'll find it very easy to recite the list from the top or bottom and to instantly recall any number. Quick, what's number 6?  Stick - Kevin Hart

With the links, you can substitute other words for the numbers, such as one-gun or eight-gate but any word will do.  Have fun with the exercise and use it for any top 10 list that you can find useful!

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