Floyd Mayweather named highest paid entertainer

American boxer, Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer by Forbes on Monday. Floyd topped the 100 Highest Paid Entertainers list with $285 million earned.

Flyod’s earning was largely gained from his comeback fight win over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in August 2017.

The list also saw Oscar-winning actor, George Clooney take the number two spot with an estimated $239 million worth after selling the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British spirits company Diageo in June 2017. Forbes said the sale gave Clooney the best annual earnings of his 35-year career in film and television.

Kylie Jenner, who debuted on the list at number 59 last year, took the third spot with $166.5 million earned. With her booming cosmetics line, Forbes has said put the 20 year old on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States.

The top 10 list is as follows:

1) Floyd Mayweather $285 million

2) George Clooney $239 million

3) Kylie Jenner $166.5 million

4) Judy Sheindlin $147 million

5) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson $124 million

6) U2 $118 million

7) Coldplay $115 million

8) Lionel Messi $111 million

9) Ed Sheeran $110 million

10) Cristiano Ronaldo $108 million

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