The Highest Paid Celebrities 2018

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner

We all know that Celebrities and athletes and TV personality are paid millions of dollar because they spend many hours and days even years perfecting their careers,

If you have a career where you spend most of your life working your ass off for promotions and earning high salaries there’s nothing wrong with that because we all make choices in our life that put us where we are today,

The Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 come in all shapes and sizes, from the Queen of Lip Kits, Kylie Jenner, to wrestler-cum-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and football legend Cristiano Ronaldo. 

 

The Highest Paid Celebrities 2018

 

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Profession: Footballer
Nationality: Portugal
Age: 33
Annual Earning: $108 million

The world’s most popular athlete (320 million social followers and counting) added a fifth Ballon d’Or, given to the world’s best player, to his trophy shelf. He recently moved from Real Madrid to Juventus and continues to cash in off the pitch: his lifetime Nike contract is worth upwards of $1 billion.

 

9. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Profession: Musician
Nationality: English
Age: 27
Annual Earning: $110 million

Just 27 years old, 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.

 

8. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Profession: Football player
Nationality: Argentinean
Age: 31
Annual Earning: $111 million

The global soccer icon inked a contract extension with Barcelona last year that will keep him with the club through 2020-21 and pay him more than $80 million annually in base and bonus pay. He’ll pad that with a lifelong Adidas pact; other deals include Gatorade, Pepsi and Huawei.

 

7. Coldplay

Coldplay
Coldplay

Profession: Musicians
Nationality: English
Age: 39 to 41
Annual Earning: $115.5 million

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.

 

6. U2

U2
U2

Profession: Musicians
Nationality: Irish
Age: 56 to 58
Annual Earning: $118 million

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.

 

5. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American
Age: 46
Annual Earning: $124 million

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 giant social following allows him to negotiate an extra seven figures atop his standard contract for promotion, helping nearly double his 2017 earnings.

 

4. Judy Sheindlin

Judge Judy
Judge Judy

Profession: Court judge and TV personality
Nationality: American
Age: 75
Annual Earning: $147 million

Daytime television’s sharp talker–who has been on the air for two decades and boasts an audience of 10 million–sold the rights to her ‘Judge Judy’ reruns for an estimated $100 million. The move more than tripled her usual yearly earnings.

 

3. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner

Profession: TV and Social Media personality
Nationality: American
Age: 20
Annual Earning: $166.5 million

The most junior member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is also its highest-earning thanks to fast-growing makeup company Kylie Cosmetics. Made famous by its lip kits, the two year old company boasts some $330 million in revenue and comprises the bulk of the new mom’s paycheck.

 

2. George Clooney

George Clooney
George Clooney

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American
Age: 57
Annual Earning: $239 million

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 Clooney the best annual take-home of his–or any actor’s–career.

 

1. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American
Age: 41
Annual Earning: $285 million

The boxer missed last year’s list, but his 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 promoter.