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.

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.