LOS ANGELES - American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Monday (July 16) on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.
Reality star Kylie Jenner, 20, came in third on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, largely thanks to her booming cosmetics line that Forbes said put her on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States.
Forbes compiled its 2018 list estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2017 to 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.
Mayweather pulled in some US$285 million (S$388 million) in the period, largely thanks to his August 2017 comeback fight win over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor.
Oscar-winning star Clooney earned an estimated US$239 million after selling the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British spirits company Diageo in June 2017. Forbes said the sale gave Clooney the best annual earnings of his 35-year career in film and television.