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Top 10 Highest Paid Actors, Athletes and Entertainers

The actors, athletes and entertainers on this list prove that there’s no shortage of money in the world so you better start hustling if you want a piece of the pie!

Highest Paid Actors

Here’s a list of the highest-paid actors of 2018:

  1. George Clooney – $239 million
  2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $124 million
  3. Robert Downey Jr. – $81 million
  4. Chris Hemsworth – $64.5 million
  5. Jackie Chan – $45.5 million
  6. Will Smith – $42 million
  7. Akshay Kumar – $40.5 million
  8. Adam Sandler – $39.5 million
  9. Salman Khan – $38.5 million
  10. Chris Evans – $34 million

Highest Paid Athletes

Forbes reports that Floyd Mayweather was the highest paid athlete of 2018.  The boxer earned $285 million.  Here’s the 2018 world’s highest-paid athletes:

  1. Floyd Mayweather – $285 million
  2. Lionel Messi – $111 million
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo – $108 million
  4. Conor McGregor – $99 million
  5. Neymar – $90 million
  6. LeBron James – $85.5 million
  7. Roger Federer – $77.2 million
  8. Stephen Curry – $76.9 million
  9. Matt Ryan – $67.3 million
  10. Matthew Stafford – $59.5 million

Top 10 Highest Paid Actors, Athletes and Entertainers
This article will provide a list of the top 10 highest paid actors, athletes and entertainers.  Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go out and get it.  The entertainers on this list have mastered the ability to make money and they are getting paid to do what they love!

Fox TV Group Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman gave the cast and crew behind Empire Rolex watches during the first season of the show.  The watches were a sign of gratitude considering the show’s success and the salaries that must be renegotiated.

Taraji P. Henson signed a five-year deal for low six figures whereas Terrence Howard was making about $125,000 per episode during the show’s first season.  While these numbers are generous, they are nothing like the paydays the entertainers on this list have been able to generate.

Who is the highest paid actor in the world?
So who is the highest paid actor in the world? Terrence Howard’s former co-star in Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., is currently the highest paid actor in the world.

Highest Paid Professional Athlete
The highest paid professional athlete of 2015 was Floyd Mayweather, Jr.  The 38-year-old former boxer made $300 million in 2015 with $100 million of it coming from his fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Without further ado we present the top 10 highest paid entertainers of 2015:

10. Cristiano Ronaldo, Athlete – $79.5 million

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
 

9. Robert Downey, Jr., Actor – $80 million

Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr.
 

8. Taylor Swift, Musician – $80 million

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

7. James Patterson, Author – $89 million

James Patterson
James Patterson

6. Garth Brooks, Musician – $90 million

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks
 

5. Howard Stern, Personality – $95 million

Howard Stern
Howard Stern

4. One Direction, Musicians – $130 million

One Direction
One Direction
 

3. Katy Perry, Musician – $135 million

Katy Perry
Katy Perry

2. Manny Pacquiao, Athlete – $160 million

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao

1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Athlete – $300 million

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
 

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More