"Forbes" released its Celebrity 100 list of the highest-paid entertainers, and FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. is on top, after pulling down $285 million over the past year.
All but $10 million of that came from his fight with CONOR MCGREGOR . . . who finished 12th with $99 million.
GEORGE CLOONEY came in second with $239 million, thanks to the sale of his Casamigos tequila brand. That's the biggest payday for any actor in the history of the Celebrity 100.
Near-billionaire KYLIE JENNER is third, although she "only" made $166.5 million over the past year. It may be tough, but she IS expected to survive.
DIDDY suffered a massive drop this year, after topping the list in 2017. Last year, he banked $130 million thanks to a huge tour and the sale of some of his Sean John clothing line. This year he fell to #32, with a take of $64 million.
Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., $285 million.
2. George Clooney, $239 million.
3. Kylie Jenner, $166.5 million.
4. Judge Judy, $147 million.
5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, $124 million.
6. U2, $118 million.
7. Coldplay, $115 million.
8. Soccer star Lionel Messi, $111 million.
9. Ed Sheeran, $110 million.
10. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, $108 million.
DAVE CHAPPELLE, DR. DRE, and NAS are tied for LAST, with a mere $35 million apiece. Underachievers. (???)
(Check out the complete list here.)
First off, I would like to thank @Forbes for acknowledging my financial achievements throughout the many years of my career. This year, it's even more of an honor to be at the very top of the #Celebrity100 list not just as an athlete but as an overall entertainer and celebrity! It's certainly a blessing, especially as a retired boxer to land on the #1 spot of one the most prestigious list of our times. Being commemorated once again is a testament to the dedication and focus that I've put into my craft and my devotion to staying in my own lane, determined to be the very best at what I do. Congratulations to all 99 of the other celebrities that have accomplished their goals and earned their spot on this list as well. Together, We Are All Part of THE MONEY TEAM! Here's to another great year!