You Might Be Surprised at How Much Money Jackie Chan Makes


Floyd Mayweather might have just had the least surprising $300 million payday of all time. His total—the highest annual sum ever for an athlete—mostly comes from his May 2 victory over Manny Pacquiao, who took home $160 million on the year. Their bout spawned a record 4.4 million Pay-Per-View buys and copious media coverage from Mayweather’s Las Vegas home turf to Pacquiao’s native Philippines.

The boxers rank first and second on this year’s Celebrity 100 list, which measures the earnings of the highest-paid entertainers on the planet over the past 12 months. The third-ranked star, however, may be a bit more unexpected: Katy Perry, who clocked a whopping $135 million. Like many, she was unimpressed by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

“I didn’t really watch it,” said Perry, the subject of this year’s Celeb 100 cover story. “But I heard there wasn’t really much to watch, anyway.”

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