George Clooney and Kylie Jenner among top 10 highest-earning celebrities

George Clooney and Kylie Jenner are among the list of celebrities who earned a top spot on Forbes' new Celebrity 100 List of The World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers.

The 57-year-old actor ranks No. 2 on the list with $239 million, followed behind by 20-year-old Jenner, No. 3 with $166.5 million.

Former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather earned the top spot for the second year since 2015, with $285 million in pretax annual earnings. Others high on the list include Judge Judy Sheindlin (No. 4, $147 million), Dwayne Johnson (No. 5, $124 million), U2 (No. 6, $118 million) and Ed Sheeran (No. 9, $110 million).

According to Forbes, "the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year, and the third highest sum in the list’s 20-year history." 

See the top 10 below:

Forbes 2018 'World's Highest-Paid Entertainers' list
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Forbes 2018 'World's Highest-Paid Entertainers' list

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

American boxer

Earnings: $285 million

(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

2. George Clooney 

American actor

Earnings: $239 million

(REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

3. Kylie Jenner

American personality and business owner

Earnings: $166.5 million

(Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue)

4. Judge Judy Sheindlin

American personality

Earnings: $147 million

(Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

American actor 

Earnings: $124 million

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

6. U2
Featured in photo: Bono (L) and The Edge of U2 


Earnings: $118 million

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

7. Coldplay
Featured in photo: Chris Martin of Co


Earnings: $115 million

(Photo by Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images)

8. Lionel Messi 


Earnings: $111 million

(Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

9. Ed Sheeran


Earnings: $110 million

(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

10. Cristiano Ronaldo


Earnings: $108 million

(REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)


As ET previously reported, Jenner covers the latest issue of Forbes, and in her accompanying interview with the magazine, she opens up about starting her massive beauty empire, Kylie Cosmetics, and her plans to one day pass the company down to her first child, baby girl Stormi, with boyfriend Travis Scott.

"I said, 'I'm ready to put up my own money. I don't want to do it with anyone else,'" she recalls, revealing she put up $250,000 of her own money to pay an outside company to create the first 15,000 lip kits. "Before I even refreshed the page, everything was sold out."

"Maybe one day [I'll] pass this on to Stormi," she adds. "If she's into it."


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