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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Tops Forbes 2018 List of Highest-Paid Celebrities

Floyd Mayweather Jr., 41, ranked No.1 on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. The undefeated boxing champion is joined by other athletes, actors and entertainers including Kylie Jenner who graces the August 2018 cover of the magazine.

Mayweather’s earnings are listed at $285 million, after his record-setting match versus mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in August 2017. He is followed by George Clooney who racked in $239 million and Jenner, who earned $166.5 million within the last 12 months. They beat out other top earners including Bruno Mars ($100 million), LeBron James($86.5 million), Steph Curry ($79.5 million), JAY-Z ($76.5 million) and Beyoncé ($60 million).

Here is Forbes’ top 10:
1. Floyd Mayweather —$285 million
2. George Clooney —$239 million
3. Kylie Jenner — $166.5 million
4. Judy Sheindlin — $147 million
5. Dwayne Johnson — $124 million
6. U2 — $118 million
7. Coldplay — $115.5 million
8. Lionel Messi — $111 million
9. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
10. Cristian Ronaldo — $108 million

According to the article, the 100 top-earning celebrities made a combined $6.3 billion pretax within the last year, and 11 superstars pulled in over $100 million.

Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.