This year’s top-earners list is full of familiar faces, along with a few golden oldies.
One day, there will be a world where boxer-turned-human-mint Floyd Mayweather doesn’t celebrity/athlete highest earning lists, but today is not that day. As reported by Forbes in their highest-earning celebrities list for 2018, “Money” cashed in hard on the hype surrounding his much-publicised fight against UFC star Conor McGregor, and his $386 million earning him the top spot. George Clooney squeezed in at second, largely due to the profits he earned from the sale of the Casamigos Tequila Company to Diageo, which he co-founded.
One last thing that deserves a mention, queen of the American lower-middle-class, Judge Judy herself, is still going strong as ever, raking in a mind-boggling $198 million over the course of 2017 through her show and production company. Not bad, considering she apparently only tapes the show 1 day a week.
Check out the full list below:
#10 – Cristiano Ronaldo ($146 million)
#9 – Ed Sheeran ($149 million)
#8 – Lionel Messi ($150 million)
#7 – Coldplay ($156 million)
#6 – U2 ($159 million)
#5 – Dwayne Johnson ($168 million)
#4 – Judge Judy Sheindlin ($199 million)
#3 – Kylie Jenner ($225 million)
#2 – George Clooney ($323 million)
#1 – Floyd Mayweather Jr ($386 million)