Taylor Swift tops Forbes list of the world's highest-earning celebs

Taylor Swift tops Forbes list of the world's highest-earning celebs

Taylor Swift tops Forbes list of the world's highest-earning celebs

Taylor Swift was named the world's highest-paid celebrity on Wednesday, beating rival Kanye West.

According to Forbes, makeup mogul Kylie Jenner is bringing in a whopping $170 million annually, second only to country singer turned pop-star, Taylor Swift, who's 2019 fortune is sitting at $185 million.

The bulk of Swift's earnings were attributed to the success of her Reputation stadium tour, which, according to reporters at Forbes, is the highest-grossing tour in US history.

Swift's new album Lover - her first release with her new record label Republic Records - comes out in August.

Swift is no stranger to the top of the Forbes list however.

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Still, Kylie Jenner wasn't far behind the "ME!" star when it came to 2019 earnings. In 2016, she made $170 million.

Yup, looks like the 29-year-old singer has returned to the top this year with her biggest earnings to date.

Her inclusion on the list proved controversial, with many claiming her "billionaire" status derived in part from her famous family. Forbes estimated his pre-tax earnings at $150 million (£120 million), driven mostly by his popular Yeezy sneaker line, putting him in third place. Kim Kardashian ranks at no. 26 with a yearly income of $72 million. Sixth and seventh places are allocated to footballers Ronaldo and Neymar. Other musicians in the top 10 are Ed Sheeran at No. 5 (with $110 million) and The Eagles at No. 8 ($100 million).

New entries in this year's countdown include South Korean group BTS at 43, Ariana Grande at 62 and actor Paul Rudd, who is ranked joint 83rd.

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