| THE CELEBRITY 100

the stars on our 20th an­nual celebrity 100 rank­ing earned a com­bined $6.3 bil­lion over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year.

Forbes - - CONTENTS - edited By Zack o’Mal­ley Greenburg and natalie Robehmed

The world’s 100 high­est-paid en­ter­tain­ers earned a com­bined $6.3 bil­lion over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year.

1 Floyd May­weather Ath­lete U.S. $285 Mil

The boxer’s Au­gust fight ver­sus Conor Mc­Gre­gor gen­er­ated more than $550 mil­lion in rev­enue, with “Money” May­weather earn­ing $275 mil­lion as the “A” side of the bout and for his role as pro­moter.

2 Ge­orge Clooney Ac­tor U.S. $239 Mil Bri­tish liquor gi­ant Di­a­geo pur­chased Casami­gos, the tequila com­pany Clooney co­founded, for $700 mil­lion up front, giv­ing him the best an­nual take-home of his— or any ac­tor’s—ca­reer. 3 Kylie Jen­ner PER­SON­AL­ITY U.S. $166.5 Mil (See story, page 66.) 4 Judy Sheindlin PER­SON­AL­ITY U.S. $147 Mil 5 Dwayne “The Rock” John­son Ac­tor U.S. $124 Mil (See story, page 102.) 6 U2 MU­SI­CIANS Ire­land $118 Mil 7 Cold­play MU­SI­CIANS U.K. $115.5 Mil 8 Lionel Messi Ath­lete AR­GENTINA $111 Mil 9 Ed Sheeran MU­SI­CIAN U.K. $110 Mil 10 Cris­tiano Ron­aldo Ath­lete POR­TU­GAL $108 Mil 11 Bruno Mars MU­SI­CIAN U.S. $100 Mil 12 Conor Mc­Gre­gor Ath­lete Ire­land $99 Mil 13 Ney­mar Ath­lete BRAZIL $90 Mil 13 Howard Stern PER­SON­AL­ITY U.S. $90 Mil 15 Ellen DeGeneres per­son­al­ity U.S. $87.5 Mil

In ad­di­tion to earn­ing an eight-fig­ure check for her epony­mous show and smaller ones for other projects like cha­rades app Heads Up, DeGeneres made his­tory this year as the first woman to re­ceive $20 mil­lion for a Netflix stand-up spe­cial en route to her most lu­cra­tive year yet.

16 James Pat­ter­son Au­thor U.S. $86 Mil 17 LeBron James Ath­lete U.S. $85.5 Mil 18 Rush Lim­baugh per­son­al­ity U.S. $84.5 Mil 19 Katy Perry mu­si­cian U.S. $83 Mil 20 Robert Downey Jr. Ac­tor U.S. $81 Mil 21 Tay­lor Swift mu­si­cian U.S. $80 Mil 22 Dr. Phil per­son­al­ity U.S. $77.5 Mil 23 Roger Fed­erer Ath­lete switzer­land $77.2 Mil 24 Stephen Curry Ath­lete U.S. $76.9 Mil 25 Jay-Z mu­si­cian U.S. $76.5 Mil 26 Ryan Seacrest per­son­al­ity U.S. $74 Mil 27 Guns N’ Roses mu­si­cians U.S. $71 Mil 28 Roger Wa­ters mu­si­cian U.K. $68 Mil 29 Matt Ryan Ath­lete U.S. $67.3 Mil 30 Kim Kar­dashian West per­son­al­ity U.S. $67 Mil 31 Chris Hemsworth Ac­tor aus­tralia $64.5 Mil 32 Diddy mu­si­cian U.S. $64 Mil 33 Gor­don Ram­say per­son­al­ity U.K. $62 Mil 34 David Cop­per­field ma­gi­cian U.S. $61 Mil 35 Bey­oncé mu­si­cian U.S. $60 Mil 36 Matthew Stafford Ath­lete U.S. $59.5 Mil 37 Ken­drick La­mar mu­si­cian U.S. $58 Mil 38 Jerry Se­in­feld co­me­dian U.S. $57.5 Mil 39 Kevin Hart co­me­dian U.S. $57 Mil His Kevin Hart: The Ir­re­spon­si­ble Tour, which sold over 1 mil­lion tick­ets, earned him more than $30 mil­lion and se­cured its spot as the big­gest com­edy ex­cur­sion of 2018.

39 The Weeknd mu­si­cian Canada $57 Mil 41 The Ea­gles mu­si­cians U.S. $56 Mil 42 J.K. Rowl­ing Au­thor U.K. $54 Mil 43 Kevin Du­rant Ath­lete U.S. $53.7 Mil 44 Depeche Mode mu­si­cians U.K. $53 Mil 45 Pink mu­si­cian U.S. $52 Mil 45 Luke Bryan mu­si­cian U.S. $52 Mil 47 Jimmy Buf­fett mu­si­cian U.S. $51 Mil 47 Lewis Hamil­ton Ath­lete U.K. $51 Mil 49 Lady Gaga mu­si­cian U.S. $50 Mil 50 Calvin Har­ris mu­si­cian U.K. $48 Mil

51 Rus­sell West­brook Ath­lete U.S. $47.6 Mil 52 Paul Mc­Cart­ney Mu­si­cian U.K. $47.5 Mil 53 Drake Mu­si­cian Canada $47 Mil 53 Foo Fight­ers Mu­si­cians U.S. $47 Mil 53 Jen­nifer Lopez Mu­si­cian U.S. $47 Mil 56 James Har­den Ath­lete U.S. $46.4 Mil 57 El­ton John Mu­si­cian U.K. $46 Mil 57 Me­tal­lica Mu­si­cians U.S. $46 Mil 59 Garth Brooks Mu­si­cian U.S. $45.5 Mil 59 The Chainsmok­ers Mu­si­cians U.S. $45.5 Mil 59 Jackie Chan Ac­tor China $45.5 Mil 62 Canelo al­varez Ath­lete Mex­ico $44.5 Mil 63 Steve Har­vey Per­son­al­ity U.S. $44 Mil 64 Si­mon Cow­ell Per­son­al­ity U.K. $43.5 Mil 64 Billy Joel Mu­si­cian U.S. $43.5 Mil 66 Tiger Woods Ath­lete U.S. $43.3 Mil 67 Drew Brees Ath­lete U.S. $42.9 Mil 68 Sofía Ver­gara Ac­tor Colom­bia $42.5 Mil The Mod­ern Fam­ily star still earns big from a slew of en­dorse­ments and joint ven­tures with unglam­orous brands such as Head & Shoul­ders sham­poo and SharkNinja Cof­fee. 69 Se­bas­tian Vettel Ath­lete Ger­many $42.3 Mil 70 Derek Carr Ath­lete U.S. $42.1 Mil 71 Will Smith Ac­tor U.S. $42 Mil 72 Rafael Nadal Ath­lete Spain $41.4 Mil 72 alex Smith Ath­lete U.S. $41.4 Mil 74 Phil Mick­el­son Ath­lete U.S. $41.3 Mil

75 Jordan Spi­eth Ath­lete U.S. $41.2 Mil 76 Scar­lett Jo­hans­son Ac­tor U.S. $40.5 Mil 76 ak­shay Ku­mar Ac­tor In­dia $40.5 Mil 78 adam San­dler Ac­tor U.S. $39.5 Mil 79 Damian Lil­lard Ath­lete U.S. $39.2 Mil 80 an­thony Joshua Ath­lete U.K. $39 Mil 80 Rolling Stones Mu­si­cians U.K. $39 Mil 82 Sal­man Khan Ac­tor In­dia $38.5 Mil 83 Rory McIl­roy Ath­lete U.K. $37.7 Mil 84 Kris Jen­ner Per­son­al­ity U.S. $37.5 Mil 84 Ri­hanna Mu­si­cian Bar­ba­dos $37.5 Mil 84 Bruce Spring­steen Mu­si­cian U.S. $37.5 Mil 87 Kenny Ch­es­ney Mu­si­cian U.S. $37 Mil 87 Tru­maine John­son Ath­lete U.S. $37 Mil 89 Imag­ine Dragons Mu­si­cians U.S. $36.5 Mil 90 Jimmy Garop­polo Ath­lete U.S. $36.2 Mil 91 Kyrie Irv­ing Ath­lete U.S. $36.1 Mil 92 Sean Han­nity per­son­al­ity U.S. $36 Mil 93 Gian­nis an­te­tok­oun­mpo Ath­lete Greece $35.5 Mil 93 Blake Grif­fin Ath­lete U.S. $35.5 Mil 93 J. Cole Mu­si­cian U.S. $35.5 Mil 96 Ryan Tan­nehill Ath­lete U.S. $35.2 Mil 97 Von Miller Ath­lete U.S. $35.1 Mil 98 Dave Chap­pelle Co­me­dian U.S. $35 Mil 98 Dr. Dre Mu­si­cian U.S. $35 Mil 98 Nas Mu­si­cian U.S. $35 Mil

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