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Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Celebrities

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Nobody makes it rain like Floyd in a Mayweather and the champ has done it again.

Floyd  made number 1 on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities in the world, his fight earnings last year with mixed martial arts champion, Connor McGregor raked in a cool $285 million last year to shoot Floyd Money Man to the top.

Although plagued by allegations and convictions, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather’s bank account has not suffered one bit from any of the allegations of domestic violence. Connor McGregor who wanted to beat the money man so bad last year and lost also made the list albeit at number 12 with $99 million.

 

Other celebrities also made the list put together by Forbes including George Clooney who is number 2 on the list. Clooney made a whooping $239 million after selling his Casamigos tequila company in June 2017.

Kylie Jenner who has been in the news lately for being an almost Billionaire comes in third place with about $900 million in the bank thanks to her cosmetics franchise; she set up a go fund me account so people can help her get to a Billion dollars.

 

Others on the list include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with $125 million in earnings; Dwayne has been busy with blockbuster movies and Jay Z who is a shocking number 25 on the list only earning $76.5 million last year

Sean “Diddy” Combs with $64 million and ranked number 32 as well as the Queen Bee herself; Beyonce earning just $60 million and ranked number 35.

Irish band U2, reality star Judge Judy, Football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, British band Coldplay and British singer Ed Sheeran also made the list.

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While critics have pondered on the means by which Forbes is able to come up with its calculations and list, the Global Wealth Index group says that they estimated Pre-tax earnings from June 2017-June 2018, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication, Pollstar, movie database IMDB, and interviews with industry experts and celebrities themselves.

 

The group also revealed that entertainers on its 2018 Celebrity 100 list earned a combined $6.3 billion before tax, up 22 percent from last year’s list. Many of the highest earners came as a result of celebrities leveraging their brands through side ventures as well as their social media presence.

 

Yinusa McBrian Momoh is an enthusiastic individual who believes in the greatest good for the greatest number as well as a creative Wordsmith with interests in Management Training, Research, Content Development and Digital Marketing

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