Cydney Henderson USA TODAY Published 5:39 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 George Clooney may be taking a hiatus from the big screen, but he's still cashing in. The 57-year-old ranks as the highest-paid actor of the year, according to Forbes' 2018 list of top male earners, which was released Wednesday. Clooney took in $239 million in pretax earnings, thanks to a lucrative business venture, endorsements and older movies. The extra money should come in handy taking care of his one-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, with wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney. The new dad claimed the top spot despite not starring in a hit movie during the 12-month period (June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018) covered in the Forbes study. The annual ranking tallies on-screen and off-screen earnings. More: Kylie Jenner, worth $900 million, on track to be youngest self-made billionaire by age 21 Clooney sold his Casamigos Tequila company to British liquor giant Diageo last June … [Read more...] about Highest-paid actors in the world: George Clooney, Dwayne Johnson top ‘Forbes’ list
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A case of editorial manipulation spells trouble for one of the last independent publications in Russian media Russia is losing one of its last independent publications — the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. The story sounds more comic than tragic: After receiving the newest issue of the magazine, the editorial team discovered that a key article — about billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov — had been mysteriously removed from the print issue. Forbes long time editor Nikolay Mazurin then posted the article on the web and filed a complaint with the district prosecutor. After the move, the publisher and license holder of the magazine, ACMG, which belongs to businessman Alexander Fedotov, blocked the editorial team from the website, cut off their office's electricity and hired a successor from Playboy magazine.For Western audiences, this may sound like a run-of-the-mill story from an authoritarian country. Many know Russia as the headquarters of troll … [Read more...] about Forbes Russia Is Losing Its Independence. Should the World Care?
Tom Schad USA TODAY Sports Published 7:46 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 No athlete made more money over the past 12 months than Floyd "Money" Mayweather, according to Forbes' annual list of highest-paid athletes that was published Tuesday. The business magazine reported that Mayweather made $285 million in prize money, salary, bonuses and endorsements between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, attributing $275 million of that total to his Aug. 27 fight with Conor McGregor. European soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ranked second and third, respectively, on this year's list, followed by McGregor and a third soccer player, Neymar, at No. 5. Forty of the 100 highest-paid athletes on the list are NBA players, led by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who checked in at No. 6 and No. 8 overall, respectively. The NFL had 19 representatives, while MLB had 14. Everyone on Forbes' list was paid at least … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather leads Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list; LeBron James in top 10
Forbes has released its annual list of the 100 highest paid sportspeople in the world and for the first time since 2010, it doesn’t include a single woman. Serena Williams was the only woman to appear on the list last year, coming in 51st place with reported earnings of $27 million (£20.1 million). However, the tennis star was missing from 2018′s roundup having taken maternity leave to have her daughter, Alexis Olympia, last September. Charities promoting gender equality in sport have said the list reflects how women are “undervalued” in the industry, while Kate Dale from Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign has raised concerns about what message the list sends to women and girls. Forbes’ list is based on known earnings such as prize money, salaries and bonuses earned between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018, plus endorsement estimates including sponsorship deals and appearance fees, based on “conversations … [Read more...] about Forbes 100 Highest Paid Sportspeople List Does Not Contain A Single Woman – Here’s Why That Matters
The number of Russian billionaires has grown by 29 in two years despite geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West and economic sanctions, Russian Forbes said in its new list for 2018.Forbes' ranking suggested that Russia’s wealthiest people lost an estimated $12 billion in one day last week after seven Russian oligarchs were added to a U.S. sanctions blacklist over “malign activities.” Despite Western sanctions, the Forbes list of Russian billionaires published Thursday grew from 77 in 2016 to 96 in 2017 and 106 this year. Since 2017, the businessmen’s net worth climbed by $25 billion to a collective $485 billion in 2018.“Despite market stagnation and the expectation of new Western sanctions, 2017 turned out to be a successful year for most of its members,” Forbes remarked.Steel tycoon Vladimir Lisin topped the Forbes rich list with $19.1 billion in wealth. Fellow steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov ranked second with $18.7 billion and metals … [Read more...] about Number of Russian Billionaires Grows by Third in 2 Years — Forbes