Celebrity 100: Floyd Mayweather Leads Forbes Richest Entertainers List
The Forbes list for the Celebrity 100 is out. This year’s list features entertainers from 17 countries: the U.S, U.K, Barbados, Portugal, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, China, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Greece, India. Africa is conspicuously missing from the link.
Boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather who tops the list has his fight against Conor McGregor to thank for the $550 million (N198,550,000,000) it generated.
George Clooney makes the list as the highest annual paid actor in Hollywood. And all that money is not from acting. Rather, it is from tequila company, Casamigos (of which he is a co-founder)which was bought over by Diageo for $700 million (N252,700,000,000) and an additional $300million (N108,300,000,000) option. This singular move has made his take-home higher than any other actor.
Musicians on the list include Pink and Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stone.
The Forbes Celebrity 100 uses the “pretax earnings” of a year to create its list.