Floyd Mayweather Jr., 41, ranked No.1 on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. The undefeated boxing champion is joined by other athletes, actors and entertainers including Kylie Jenner who graces the August 2018 cover of the magazine.
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 17, 2018
Mayweather’s earnings are listed at $285 million, after his record-setting match versus mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in August 2017. He is followed by George Clooney who racked in $239 million and Jenner, who earned $166.5 million within the last 12 months. They beat out other top earners including Bruno Mars ($100 million), LeBron James($86.5 million), Steph Curry ($79.5 million), JAY-Z ($76.5 million) and Beyoncé ($60 million).
Here is Forbes’ top 10:
1. Floyd Mayweather —$285 million
2. George Clooney —$239 million
3. Kylie Jenner — $166.5 million
4. Judy Sheindlin — $147 million
5. Dwayne Johnson — $124 million
6. U2 — $118 million
7. Coldplay — $115.5 million
8. Lionel Messi — $111 million
9. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
10. Cristian Ronaldo — $108 million
According to the article, the 100 top-earning celebrities made a combined $6.3 billion pretax within the last year, and 11 superstars pulled in over $100 million.
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