YOU vs The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities
Floyd Mayweather's August 2017 fight versus Conor McGregor in Las Vegas generated more than $550 million in revenue, with Money Mayweather earning $275 million as the "A" side of the bout and for his role as a promoter.
British liquor giant Diageo purchased Casamigos, the tequila company the movie star cofounded with pals Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, for $700 million. The sale gives George Clooney the best annual take-home of his--or any actor's--career.
At 21, celebrity-turned-makeup mogul Kylie Jenner - a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan - is the youngest self-made billionaire ever.
Judge Judy's eponymous show has been on the air for 22 seasons and is watched by an average of more than 10 million viewers a day. Judy Sheindlin created another successful series, 'Hot Bench,' in 2014.
Dwayne Johnson, the former wrestler tallied the highest ever acting take-home in Celebrity 100 history, thanks to giant upfront paychecks and a cut of profits on blockbusters including 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.' A huge social following allows him to negotiate an extra seven figures atop his standard contract for promotion, helping nearly double his 2017 earnings.
The immortal Irish rockers' Joshua Tree Tour, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album of the same name, grossed $316 million, as some 2.7 million fans turned out to make it the most lucrative outing of 2017. U2 also released its 14th studio album, 'Songs of Experience,' in December.
Chris Martin and company's A Head Full Of Dreams Tour grossed more than half a billion dollars in its two-year, five-continent run. That total means Coldplay trails only U2's 360 Tour and The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour on the all-time list.
Lionel Messi finished the 2017-18 season as the top scoring player in the Top 5 European Leagues with 45 goals in all competitions. In November 2017, he agreed to a contract extension with Barcelona that will keep him with the club through 2020-21 and pay him an annual salary and bonus in excess of $80 million, making him the highest-paid for his work on the pitch. He will pad that with a lifelong deal with Adidas. Other deals include Gatorade, Pepsi, Ooredoo, Huawei and Hawkers. A theme park based on him, Messi Experience Park, is set to open in 2020 in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
Just 27 years old, Ed Sheeran is the highest-earning solo musician on the list, stemming from billions of streams of his songs over the past year and his ascent to stadium act status. He's also burnishing his Hollywood chops with cameos on 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Simpsons.'
Cristiano Ronaldo added a fifth Ballon d'Or, given to the world's best player, and his fifth Champions League title to his trophy shelf this past season. But the global soccer icon rocked the sporting world with a move to Italian club Juventus in July. He cited a need for a new challenge. Ronaldo's lifetime Nike contract is worth upward of $1 billion. He has an array of other deals including Herbalife, EA Sports and American Tourister, along with a growing line of CR7 branded products including shoes, underwear, fragrance, jeans, a children's line (for which he models with his son), a line of hotels and soon-to-open restaurants in Brazil. He remains the most popular athlete in the world with 322 million social media followers.
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