Forbes Releases 2018 Celebrity 100 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers

Floyd Mayweather ($285 mil in pretax annual earnings), captures the top spot on Forbes’ 20th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. The boxer’s August 2017 fight versus Conor McGregor generated more than $550 million in revenue, with Money Mayweather earning $275 million, securing him the No. 1 spot for the second year since 2015.

George Clooney ($239 mil) is in the No. 2 spot after British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company Clooney cofounded, giving him the best annual take-home of his—or any actor’s—career.

Kylie Jenner ($166.5 mil) returns to the list at No. 3, a significant jump from the 2017 newcomer’s spot at No. 59, followed by Judge Judy Sheindlin ($147 mil) at No. 4. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, earning $124 million, rounds out the top five.

The Rock nearly doubled his 2017 $65 million payday, and his acting-related earnings are the largest ever recorded in the 20 years Forbes has tracked the Celebrity 100.

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.

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

– 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.

Top 10 Highest-Earning Celebrities:

2018 Rank Name Category Earnings 2017 Rank Country

1 Floyd Mayweather Athlete $285 mil Returnee USA
2 George Clooney Actor $239 mil Returnee USA
3 Kylie Jenner Personality $166.5 mil 59 USA
4 Judy Sheindlin Personality $147 mil 43 USA
5 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Actor $124 mil 22 USA
6 U2 Musician $118 mil Returnee Ireland
7 Coldplay Musician $115 mil 8 UK
8 Lionel Messi Athlete $111 mil 14 Argentina
9 Ed Sheeran Musician $110 mil 71 UK
10 Cristiano Ronaldo Athlete $108 mil 5 Portugal

Here’s the rest of the Top 100:

Rank Name Age Earnings Category

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

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