Forbes Releases 2018 List Of Highest Paid Celebrities
According to Forbes, 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, Naija News gathered.
Floyd Mayweather’s $275 million earning, secured 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.
In third position is Kylie Jenner ($166.5 mil) who returns to the list after 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, completes the the top five.
U2, Coldplay, Lionel Messi, Ed Sheeran and new Juventus signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, completes the top ten 2018 Celebrity 100.
The full list can be accessed on Forbes website here.