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Taylor Swift has topped Forbes ‘Highest-Paid Celebrity of 2019’ list, thanks to her eye-watering pre-tax earnings of $185 Million.
So where did Taylor Swift’s fortune come from?
A lot of the 29-year-old Grammy winner’s earnings come from her tours, which is to be expected. Her infamous Reputation Stadium Tour was the highest-grossing United States tour, earning $266.1 million domestically. It made a grand total of $345 Million.
And let’s not forget her endorsement deals, which also contribute to her very impressive income. The You Need To Calm Down singer has earned millions of Dollars thanks to highly lucrative deals with Apple, AT&T, and Diet Coke.
With this enormous figure, we aren’t surprised to see her on the top spot. Kylie Jenner sits very comfortably in the second spot with $170 Million, while her brother-in-law Kanye West is in third place with $150 Million.
The rest of the Top 10 is as follows: Lionel Messi ($127 Million), Ed Sheeran ($110 Million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($109 Million), Neymar ($105 Million), The Eagles ($100 Million), Dr. Phil McGraw ($95 Million) and Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($94 Million).
We also feel the need to add that Taylor Swift is the only person in history to have topped Forbes’ list twice – she also ranked No.1 on the list back in 2016, with a pre-tax income of $170 Million.
Congratulations Taylor Swift!
No doubt we will see her on next year’s list too. Her seventh studio album, Lover, will be released on August 23, with a tour most likely to be announced in the coming months.