If you're a celebrity, you're probably rolling in money right now. Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid celebrities and the top 100 of them grossed a total of $6.3 billion before tax, over the last 12 months. It seems like the past year was pretty darn good for business.
Forbes' list of the World's Highest Paid Celebrities includes celebs from 17 countries including India, the US, UK, China, Australia, Germany, and others. Here's a look at the top 15 of them.
Net worth: $285 million
The American boxer's bout against Conor McGregor saw him earn $275 million. Also known as Money, Mayweather's Instagram account has pictures stacks of cash in his house.
Net worth: $239 million
Best known for his role in Batman & Robin and Ocean's Eleven, Clooney sold his liquor company Casamigos for $700 million. That made him the richest actor on the list.
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Net worth: $166.5million
Kylie is the richest of the Jenners and the Kardashians. Kylie has a 100 percent ownership of her makeup brand Kylie Cosmetics and has reportedly sold over $630 million worth of goods.
Net worth: $147 million
The US lawyer reportedly earned $47 million a year before tax for host her show, Judge Judy. She had won her third Emmy in 2017.
Judy Sheindlin is an American lawyer, former judge, television personality, and author, who has presided on her television show Judge Judy for 20 years. She passed the New York state bar examination in 1965, and was originally hired as a corporate lawyer for a cosmetics firm. Dissatisfied with her new job, she left to raise her two children, but returned when offered a position in the New York family court sustem as a prosecutor, where she prosecuted cases of child abuse, domestic violence, and juvenile crime. In 1982, New York Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a criminal court judge, and she finally gained national attention in 1993, when her reputation made her the subject of a L.A. Times article profiling her as a woman determined to make the court system work for the common good. She was then approached about starring in a new reality courtroom series, and became the same judge we all know and love today. Since its debut in 1995 her show has remained the No. 1 rated court show, and regularly draws approximately 9 to 10 million viewers daily. She is also currently the highest paid television personality, rarning $123,000 per episode or $45 million annually for the 52 days per year that she tapes the show. #judysheindlin #judgejudy #court #judge #newyork #manhattan #losangeles #history
Net worth: $124 million
Dwayne The Rock Johnson usually gets a large payments upfront for his films and even grabs a cut from the profits. The former wrestler has a huge fan following on social media.
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Net worth: $118 million
U2 probably is on everyone's playlist. On the 30th anniversary of their album of the same name, the band earned $316 million.
Net worth: $115.5 million
The British rock band led by Chris Martin won seven Grammy Awards from 32 nominations. Coldplay has sold over 100 million records globally, making them the world's best selling music artists.
Net worth: $111 million
The Barcelona forward is one of the most sought-after players on the planet and recently signed a deal with his club which will reportedly pay him over $80 million plus bonuses. Besides that, he also has a plethora of other deals and endorsements.
Net worth: $110 million
The Shape of You star became a hit online with this track. The singer made a cameo in Game of Thrones and was recently appointed as the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Net worth: $108 million
Ronaldo recently made his move from Barcelona to Juventus and has the most number of Ballon d'Ors under his belt, besides a host of other awards.
Net worth: $100 million
The singer-songwriter won a Grammy Award and sold over 130 million records worldwide. Besides holding three Guinness World Records, he was named one of Time's most influential people.
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Net worth: $99 million
Though the UFC star hasn't had a pro match since November 2016. However, his bout against Floyd Mayweather earned him $85 million. Besides that, he also has a number of deals and endorsements.
Net worth: $90 million
Neymar's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain was worth $600 million, of which $350 million will go to Barcelona to release him from his contract. The rest will be Neymar's salary, besides his other deals with his sponsors.
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Net worth: $87.5 million
Ellen is an American comedian and she made history earlier this year when she received a $20 million deal from Netflix for a stand-up. She also has her own show known as the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Net worth: $86 million
Patterson published over 20 books in 2017. With his new novel, The President is Missing, reports claim that his earnings may rise.
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