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
Annual Earning: $108 million
The world’s most famous 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 $1 billion.
9. Ed Sheeran
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
Profession: Football player
Annual Earning: $111 million
The global soccer icon inked a contract extension with Barcelona last year to 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.
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 means Coldplay trails only U2’s 360 Tour and The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang Tour on the all-time list.
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
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.’ In addition, an extensive 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
Profession: Court judge and TV personality
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
Profession: TV and Social Media personality
Annual Earning: $166.5 million
The most junior member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is also its highest-earning, thanks to the 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
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
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.