Mayweather, Kylie Jenner, Messi, Ronaldo make Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers

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Floyd Mayweather tops the ranking with $285 million in pre-tax earnings, almost entirely on the strength of his August 2017 fight versus Conor McGregor.

George Clooney finishes second with $239 million, while Kylie Jenner pulled in $166.5 million to claim the No. 3 spot, courtesy of her cosmetics empire.

Judge Judy Sheindlin’s $147 million put her at No. 4 – buoyed by the sale of her TV library for $100 million, while Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rounds out the top five with $124 million thanks to blockbusters like the newly-released Skyscraper.

Others on the list include Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, U2, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran.

According to Forbes, the Celebrity 100 list ranks front-of-camera stars around the globe using their pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018.

2018 Celebrity 100 Highlights:

The world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year, and the third highest sum in the list’s 20-year history. Over the past two decades, more than 700 actors, actresses, musicians and other stars have appeared on the list, accumulating a total of $80 billion in earnings.

The Celeb 100 earnings minimum is $35 million, and 11 entertainers have earned $100 million or more over the past year – more than double the number from the past two years combined.

Roger Waters (No. 28), cofounder of Pink Floyd, joins the ranking for the first time as the largest-earning newcomer, along with musicians Imagine Dragons (No. 89) and Nas (No. 98). Also new to the list are a handful of NFL players including Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Alex Smith, Trumaine Johnson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Tannehill and Von Miller, who earned a combined $353.5 mil.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who held the top spot in 2017, dropped to No. 32. Combs’ paycheck dipped from $130 million in 2017 to $64 million in 2018 because last year’s total was inflated by a massive tour and selling a chunk of his Sean John clothing line

List members represent 17 countries: U.S., U.K., Barbados, Portugal, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, China, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Greece, India.

See full list below:

 

  1. Floyd Mayweather $285

2.George Clooney $239

3.Kylie Jenner $166.5

  1. Judy Sheindlin $147
  2. Dwayne Johnson $124
  3. U2 -$118
  4. Coldplay- $115. 5
  5. Lionel Messi – $111
  6. Ed Sheeran – $110 M
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo $108 M
  8. Bruno Mars $100 M
  9. Conor McGregor $99M
  10. Neymar $90M
  11. 13.Howard Stern $90 M
  12. Ellen DeGeneres $87.5 M
  13. James Patterson $86M
  1. LeBron James -$85.5 M
  2. Rush Limbaugh -$84.5 M
  3. Katy Perry- $83 M
  4. Robert Downey Jr.53$81 M
  5. Taylor Swift -$80 M
  6. Dr. Phil McGraw- $77.5 M
  7. Roger Federer- $77.2 M
  8. Stephen Curry- $76.9 M
  9. Jay-Z- $76.5 M
  10. Ryan Seacrest- $74 M
  11. Guns N’ Roses-$71 M
  12. Roger Waters-$68 M
  13. Matt Ryan- $67.3 M
  14. Kim Kardashian West- $67 M
  15. Chris Hemsworth-$64.5 M
  16. Sean Combs- $64 M
  17. David Copperfield- $62 M
  18. Gordon Ramsay- $62 M
  19. Beyoncé Knowles36$60 M
  20. Matthew Stafford- $59.5 M
  21. Kendrick Lamar-$58 M
  22. Jerry Seinfeld- $57.5 M
  23. Kevin Hart- $57 M
  24. The Weeknd- $57 M
  25. The Eagles- $56M
  26. J.K. Rowling52$54M
  27. Kevin Durant29$53.7M
  28. Depeche Mode-$53 M
  29. Luke Bryan42$52 M
  30. Pink- $52 M
  31. Jimmy Buffett- $51 M
  32. Lewis Hamilton- $51M
  33. Lady Gaga- $50 M
  34. Calvin Harris – $48 M
  35. Paul McCartney- $47.5 M
  36. Russell Westbrook- $47.5 M
  37. Drake – $47 M
  38. Foo Fighters-$47 M
  39. Jennifer Lopez- $47 M
  40. James Harden- $46.4 M
  41. Elton John- $46 M
  42. Metallica-$46 M
  43. Garth Brooks -$45.5 M
  44. Jackie Chan- $45.5 M
  45. The Chainsmokers-$45.5 M
  46. Canelo Alvarez -$44.5 MNA
  47. Steve Harvey -$44 M
  48. Simon Cowell -$43.5 M
  49. Billy Joel $43.5 M
  50. Tiger Woods $43.3 M
  51. Drew Brees $42.9 M
  52. Sofía Vergara $42.5 M
  53. Sebastian Vettel $42.3 M
  54. Derek Carr $42.1 M
  55. Will Smith $42 M
  56. Rafael Nadal $41.4 M
  57. Alex Smith $41.4 M
  58. Phil Mickelson $41.3 M
  59. Jordan Spieth $41.2 M
  60. Scarlett Johansson- 40.5 M
  61. Akshay Kumar- $40.5 M
  62. Adam Sandler- $39.5 M
  63. Damian Lillard- $39.2 M
  64. Anthony Joshua-$39 M
  65. Rolling Stones-$39 M
  66. Salman Khan $37.7 M
  67. Rory McIlroy $37.7 M
  68. Kris Jenner- $37.5 M
  69. Rihanna $37.5 M
  70. Bruce Springsteen $37.5 M
  71. Kenny Chesney $37 M
  72. Trumaine Johnson $37 M
  73. Imagine Dragons- $36.5 M
  74. Jimmy Garoppolo $36.2 M
  75. Kyrie Irving $36.1 M
  76. Sean Hannity $36 M
  77. Giannis Antetokounmpo $35.5
  78. J. Cole-$35.5 M
  79. Blake Griffin $35.5 MNA
  80. Ryan Tannehill $35.2 MNA
  81. Von Miller $35.1 M
  82. Dave Chappelle $35 M
  83. Dr. Dre $35 M
  84. Nas $35M

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