Actors and athletes always remain in the limelight for making millions of dollars in return for their work. And, fans seem interested in knowing how much money their favorite star made for a movie or how much a game of tough fighting paid their favorite athlete. Well, the Forbes has issued the list of highest-paid entertainers for 2018, and it has names representing the diverse fields including social media, film, sports, and music.
Highest-Paid Entertainers of 2018
The Forbes’ list of highest-paid entertainers in 2018 features many random names. Social media star Kylie Jenner who is featured on the cover as youngest self-made billionaire got the third position. Well, Forbes faced criticism for saying, Kylie Jenner, a self-made billionaire as the influencer and cosmetics brand owner rose to prominence due to her family’ fame.
Apart from the debate on the reason behind Kylie Jenner’s status here is the list of highest-paid entertainers of 2018.
Former professional boxer and boxing promoter Floyd Mayweather topped the list of 100 entertainers who were highest paid in 2018. The athlete who is from the USA made $285 million.
2. George Clooney
The award-winning American actor famous for his charismatic personality occupied the second position in the list by earning $239 million annually.
3. Kylie Jenner
Keeping Up With Kardashian star Kylie Jenner owes her wealth to her Instagram followers and her cosmetic brand. 20 years old influencer made $166.5 million.
4. Judy Shiendlin
Television celebrity and author Judy Sheindlin is an unexpected name in the list. She earned $147 million in the year to reach this status.
5. Dwayne Johnson
American wrestler and actor, famous from his ring name The Rock, is fifth in the list for making $124 million. He has recently made headlines for confessing to set up Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
Finally, we have a rock band on the list. U2 reportedly earned $112 million.
Another musical band Coldplay which is famous among the youth has managed to make its name in the list. The band has made $124 million in the said year.
8. Lionel Messi
Football star Lionel Messi who tried hard to make his team Argentina reach the final stages of Football World Cup 2018 is the 7th highest paid entertainer in the list. Messi has earned $111 million.
9. Ed Sheeran
The singer who won a Grammy Award in the solo category along with worldwide popularity for his song In Shape of You earned amassed $110 million in annual earnings.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo
Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo is number 10 on the list of highest-paid entertainers with an annual earning of $108 million.
Forbes came up with the list by evaluating the celebrity net worths through available data and conducting interviews.