Top Ten List As Forbes Names Taylor Swift ‘World’s Top-Earning Celebrity’ Of 2016


Top Ten List As Forbes Names Taylor Swift 'World's Top-Earning Celebrity' Of 2016

Taylor Swift has made some pretty cool cash to king all celebrities in 2016.

According to Forbes Magaznine’s recently released annual celebrity 100 list, the 26-year-old emerges at the top spot to become the world’s top-earning celebrity with $170 million she earned from June 2015 to June 2016.

Last year, Swift landed at the list’s No. 8 with her previous best of $80 million. Now, she defeats a bunch of other famous faces including One Direction (No. 2 with $110 million), Kevin Hart (No. 6 with $87.5 million), Howard Stern (No. 7 with $85 million) and Adele (No. 9 with $80.5 million).

She also bests her ex Calvin Harris who lands at No. 21 with $63 million and her nemesis Katy Perry who sits at No. 63 with $41 million. Had Swift and Harris stayed together, they would have been this year’s top-earning couple, surpassing Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z’s $107.5 million total.

Most of her money came from her star-studded “1989” tour, which smashed The Rolling Stones’ North American touring record as it grossed more than $200 million. She also earned her payday from her deals with Apple, Diet Coke and Keds.

Top Ten

1. Taylor Swift – $170 million
2. One Direction – $110 million
3. James Patterson – $95 million
4. Cristiano Ronaldo – $88 million
5. Dr. Phil McGraw – $88 million
6. Kevin Hart – $87.5 million
7. Howard Stern – $85 million
8. Lionel Messi- $81.5 million
9. Adele – $80.5 million
10. Rush Limbaugh – $79 million

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