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THE BOXER FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND THE ACTOR GEORGE CLOONEY ARE THE HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITIES , ACCORDING TO FORBES

New York/ American boxer Floyd Mayweather and the actor George Clooney are the highest paid celebrities in 2018, according to Forbes’ annual list of the 100 stars who have earned more money the last year in the entertainment business.

Mayweather is in the first place thanks to the famous fight against the Irish boxer Conor McGregor received a good part of the 285 million dollars (243 million euros)  that he has earned.

In the second place is Clooney, who earned 239 millions (204) after the sale of its brand of Casamigos tequila to the Diageo liquor store.

With 166.5 million dollars (152.4 million euros), Kylie Jenner, a member of the TV clan Kardashian-Jenner and the owner of a cosmetics company, is the third highest paid celebrity, in addition to the first woman in the ranking and the youngest (20 years) of the list.

Forbes points out that in the last 12 months, the celebrities have earned more than previous years, and some more than others; together, they have earned 6,300 millions dollars (5,380 million euros) before taxes, an increase of 22% over the year past, and in addition eleven people exceeded the barrier of 100 million (85.5).

The fourth place is occupied, with 147 million dollars (125.7), Judy Sheindlin, who acts as “Judge Judy” in a US television programme for 22 seasons and she recently sold for 100 millions her “library” of episodes to the CBS network.

More recognizable outside the US borders is the face of Dwayne Johnson, actor known as “The Rock”, who received 124 million dollars (106 million euros) in the last 12 months thanks to blockbusters like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

He is followed by two famous music bands that have travelled the world with massive tours: U2 with 118 millions (109.9 million euros) and the British Coldplay with 115.5 million (98,39).

The singer Ed Sheeran, who is ninth, with 110 million (94) completes the list of the first ten celebrities and is flanked by two great celebrities of the sports field: the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi, who is eighth, obtained a profit of 111 million dollars (94.9 million euros), between salary and advertising contracts, against Ronaldo, who earned 108 (92.3) and is ranked tenth.

Amonth the athletes that make up the list, in the number 82, the Spanish tennis player Rafael Radal, whose prizes in the French Open and in the American gave him more than 6 million dollars (5,1 million euros). Adding advertising contracts and other revenus, reached 41,4 million (35,4).

In the list, there are also artists of the musical world, from Bruno Mars (85.5 million euros) and Taylor Swift (68 millions) to the Red Hot Chili Peppers (46 million) or Calvin Harris (41 million), through Jennifer Lopez (40 million).

Other relatives of Kylie Jenner are also in the list, whom Forbes considered “youngest self-made billionaire in history” to realize that her total fortune amounts to 900 million (769), generated in about three years.

Her sister, Kim Kardashian, also cosmetics entrepeneur, after a decade in “reality TV”, received 67 million dollars (57,3 million euros) in the last year, while her mother, Kris Jenner, brain of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and manager of the sisters, earned 37.5(32). (July 17, 2018, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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El texto trata sobre...
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La lista de Forbes de los famosos mejores pagados.
B
Los deportistas que integran la lista anual de Forbes.
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Las ganancias de Kylie Jenner, la más joven de la lista.
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"Estrellas" en el texto se refiere a...
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Ninguno de los anteriores.
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Cuerpos celestes.
C
Famosos.
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Las estrellas han obtenido unas ganancias inferiores a años anteriores.
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Verdadero.
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No se cita.
C
Falso.
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Según el texto, Dwayne Johnson participa en películas poco vistas.
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No se cita.
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Falso.
C
Verdadero.
Question 5
En la lista Forbes hay...
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Ambas son correctas.
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Deportistas y actores.
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Deportistas y músicos.
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Ed Sheeran aparece en la lista...
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Antes de Ronaldo, pero después de Messi.
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Antes que Messi y Ronaldo.
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Antes que Messi, pero después de Ronaldo.
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Según Forbes, Kylie Jenner ha ganado su fortuna...
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por ella misma.
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por una herencia.
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por el éxito de su madre.
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