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Taylor Swift Overtakes Kylie Jenner for Top Spot on Forbes’ ‘Highest Paid Celebrity’ List

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Money talks, and for Taylor Swift, it’s saying she’s the one to watch. The pop superstar shockingly beat out beauty mogul Kylie Jenner for the top spot on this year’s Forbes ‘Highest Paid Celebrities’ List.

Taylor topped the list at a comfy 185M, while Kylie took home a nice 170M as of July 9, 2019 (the day before the list debuted). Taylor’s chunk of change mostly came from her 2018 Reputation Tour, which is officially the highest grossing tour in history! As for Kylie, obviously her cosmetics line has skyrocketed, allowing her to expand into the new line – Kylie Skin. She sold an estimated $360 million worth of makeup in 2018 alone. Wow.

Following in their footsteps were: Kanye West (150M), soccer player Lionel Messi (127M), and Ed Sheeran (110M). Those are the top 5, but you can see the full list below:

Taylor Swift: $185M
Kylie Jenner: $170M
Kanye West: $150M
Lionel Messi: $127M
Ed Sheeran: $110M
Cristiano Ronaldo: $109M
Neymar: $105M
The Eagles: $100M
Dr. Phil (McGraw): $95M
Canelo Alvarez: $94M
Roger Federer: $93.4M
Howard Stern: $93M
JK Rowling: $92M
Russell Wilson: $89.5M
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: $89.4M
Aaron Rodgers: $89.3M
LeBron James: $89M
Rush Limbaugh: $87M
Elton John: $84M
Jay-Z: $81M

Who run the world? Girls. Image Credit: Pinterest.

Beyoncé: $81M
Ellen DeGeneres: $80.5M
Stephen Curry: $79.8M
Chris Hemsworth: $76.4M
Drake: $75M
Kim Kardashian West: $72M
Ryan Seacrest: $71.5M
Sean Combs (“P. Diddy”): $70M
James Patterson: $70M
Metallica: $68.5M
Robert Downey Jr.: $66M
Kevin Durant: $65.4M
Akshay Kumar: $65M
Tiger Woods: $63.9M
Gordon Ramsey: $63M

She has her money. Image Credit: Pinterest.

Rihanna: $62M
David Copperfield: $60M
Kevin Hart: $59M
Jackie Chan: $58M
Travis Scott: $58M
Katy Perry: $57.5M
Justin Timberlake: $57.5M
BTS: $57M
Bradley Cooper: $57M
Pink: $57M
Adam Sandler: $57M
Scarlett Johansson: $56M
Ben Roethlisberger: $55.5M
Lewis Hamilton: $55M
Anthony Joshua: $55M
Khalil Mack: $55M
Russell Westbrook: $53.7M
Billy Joel: $52M
Bruno Mars: $51.5M
Novak Djokovic: $50.6M
Mike Trout: $50.6M
Jimmy Buffett: $50M
Eminem: $50M
Fleetwood Mac: $49M
Judy Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”): $49M
Phil Mickelson: $48.4M

Ariana Grande
No greediness here. Image Credit: Pinterest.

Ariana Grande: $48M
Paul McCartney: $48M
James Harden: $47.7M
Conor McGregor: $47M
DeMarcus Lawrence: $46.9M
Sean Hannity: $46M
The Chainsmokers: $46M
Steve Harvey: $45M
Bryce Harper: $44.5M
Guns N’ Roses: $44M
Chris Paul: $43.8M
Chris Evans: $43.5M
Kyrie Irving: $43.3M
Giannis Antetokounmpo: $43.2M

Jennifer Lopez
She’s still Jenny from the block. Image Credit: Pinterest.

Jennifer Lopez: $43M
Sofía Vergara: $43M
Luke Bryan: $42.5M
Drew Brees: $42.4M
Simon Cowell: $42M
Aaron Donald: $41.4M
Damian Lillard: $41.1M
Paul Rudd: $41M
Jerry Seinfeld: $41M
Rolling Stones: $41M
Sebastian Vettel: $40.3M
DJ Khaled: $40M
Marshmello: $40M
The Weeknd: $40M
Lady Gaga: $39.5M
Blake Griffin: $39.1M
The Dave Matthews Band: $39M
Rory McIlory: $39M
Paul George: $38.6M
Zac Brown Band: $38.5M
Calvin Harris: $38.5M
Kendrick Lamar: $38.5M
Brandin Cooks: $38M

Shawn Mendes
There’s nothing holding him back. Image Credit: Pinterest.

Shawn Mendes: $38M
Celine Dion: $37.5M

We cannot believe how much effort and talent has gone into their earnings – well done to all on this list! We can’t wait to see how they score next year!


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