He may be a comparatively unassuming ginger singer-songwriter, however he’s additionally the best earning solo artist on this planet, in keeping with Forbes’ listing of the Highest Paid Celebrities of 2018.

Ed Sheeran, who might be performing in South Africa for the first time in 2019, takes his place alongside different celebrities reminiscent of Floyd Mayweather, ranked the richest in the world, George Clooney in second place and Kylie Jenner, the best earning female celeb on this planet at third place.

The fourth place could also be a bit extra shocking than the others … it’s Judy Sheindlin, a reputation that produced zero recognition in The Citizen newsroom till a Google search confirmed that she is better generally known as Judge Judy.

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She is followed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, with U2 in sixth place and Coldplay in seventh the only musical acts rating higher than Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran World’s highest paid solo artist, becoming a member of Mayweather, Jenner and extra-

Argentina’s ahead Lionel Messi walks on the Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow, on June 9, 2018, as Argentina’s national football workforce arrives ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV

Football barely outranks love ballads, with Lionel Messi coming in at eighth place, one earlier than Sheeran. The “Shape of You” hitmaker did, nonetheless, manage to beat Christiano Ronaldo, who is ranked 10th, and will or will not be irritated by the presence of the singer on the listing between himself and his closest footballing rival.

Exterior of the top 10 are different celebs reminiscent of Bruno Mars, who at quantity 11 is Sheeran’s closest solo musical rival.

He’s followed by Conor McGregor, probably making it to quantity 12 off the again of his battle with the world’s richest superstar Mayweather.

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Brazil’s Neymar is available in at quantity 13, which can make him really feel a bit higher about his diving changing into the goal of so many World Cup memes, adopted by US radio’s Howard Stern at quantity 14, their hottest day-time tv host Ellen Degeneres at quantity 15 and – in a victory for literature – writer James Patterson at quantity 16.

King James – as Lebron’s followers name him – is ranked 17, beating conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh at 18. Katy Perry and Robert Downey Junior spherical off the listing.

Based on Forbes,”The Forbes Movie star 100 ranks front-of-the-camera stars across the globe utilizing their pretax earnings from June 1, 2017 by June 1, 2018, earlier than deducting charges for managers, attorneys and brokers. Forbes figures are primarily based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore, in addition to interviews with trade consultants and most of the stars themselves. The result’s the definitive index of who’s making what within the worldwide enterprise of fame.”


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