News & Opinion | July 17, 2018 2:57 pm

Meet the World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers

George Clooney, Kylie Jenner and The Rock all appear high up on the Forbes list.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks to his corner while taking on Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Forbes has released their official 2018 list of the 100 highest-paid entertainers in the world. Floyd Mayweather comes in the top spot with $285 million in pretax annual earnings. The boxer’s August 2017 fight versus Conor McGregor generated more than $500 million in revenue, and Mayweather earned $275 million. This is the second time since 2015 that Mayweather has nabbed the top spot. Up next is George Clooney with $239 million. The British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company that Clooney co-founded, which gave him this bump.

Kylie Jenner ($166.5 million) comes in third, which is a significant jump from the 2017 newcomer’s spot at No. 59. Jenner is followed by Judge Judy Sheindlin ($147 million) at No. 4. In fifth place is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who earned $124 million. The Rock nearly doubled his 2017 $65 million payday.

Some newcomers to the list include Roger Waters (No. 28), co-founder of Pink Floyd; musicians Imagine Dragons (No. 89); and Nas (No. 98). Also new to the list are a handful of NFL players including Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Alex Smith, Trumaine Johnson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Tannehill and Von Miller, who earned a combined $353.5 million.