Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr beat Kylie Jenner and George Clooney to become the highest paid celebrity

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Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi, Kylie Jenner and other celebrities made it to the newly released Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers 2018 list. In Forbes’ recently-released list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, the retired boxer Mayweather beat out George Clooney, Kylie Jenner, and Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock.

Forbes compiled its 2018 list estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2017-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.

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Mayweather pulled in some $285 million in the period, largely thanks to his August 2017 comeback fight win over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor.

20-year-old Jenner recently attracted headlines for being within reach of becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, as Forbes estimated her net worth to be $900 million earlier this month.

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Floyd’s fight against Conor Mcgregor last year which made him $285 Million, alone was capable to put him in the list of highest paid celebs. His fight against Conor McGregor sold 4.4 Million PPV buys in the US and generated $550 Million in revenue.

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