Forbes: Floyd Mayweather Tops The List of Highest Paid Celebrities In The World (See full list)

Posted on July 17 2018 , at 12:26 pm
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American boxer Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr AKA ‘The Money Man’ heads the Forbes 20th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s highest-paid entertainers list with $285 million pre-tax earned.

The 41-year-old boxer’s August 2017 fight with UFC’s Conor McGregor generated more than $550 million in revenue, with Mayweather earning $275 million, securing him the No. 1 spot for the second year since 2015.

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Actor George Clooney is second with $239 million, most of it coming from liquor giant Diageo’s purchase of Casamigos, the tequila company he co-founded, giving him the best annual take-home of his or any actor’s career. Kylie Jenner, who was ranked as the 59th on the list last year, took the third spot with $166.5 million earned.

View the top 10 list below:

1) Floyd Mayweather $285 million

2) George Clooney $239 million

3) Kylie Jenner $166.5 million

4) Judy Sheindlin $147 million

5) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson $124 million

6) U2 $118 million

7) Coldplay $115 million

8) Lionel Messi $111 million

9) Ed Sheeran $110 million

10) Cristiano Ronaldo $108 million

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