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Kim Kardashian, Ellen Degeneres, Rihanna, Drake, Ed. Sheeran Make Forbes 2018 Top 100 World’s Highest Paid Entertainers List, Among Others

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 in Forbes August issue.

The boxer’s August 2017 fight versus 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.

Actor George Clooney ($239 mil) is in the No. 2 spot after British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded.

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. Rihanna comes in at no 84, see the first 30 below:

#1 Floyd Mayweather 41 $285 M Athletes
#2 George Clooney 57 $239 M Actors
#3 Kylie Jenner 20 $166.5 M Personalities
#4 Judy Sheindlin 75 $147 M Personalities
#5 Dwayne Johnson 46 $124 M Actors
#6 U2 – $118 M Musicians
#7 Coldplay – $115.5 M Musicians
#8 Lionel Messi 31 $111 M Athletes
#9 Ed Sheeran 27 $110 M Musicians
#10 Cristiano Ronaldo 33 $108 M Athletes
#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

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