TAYLOR Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.
The ME! hitmaker raked in an impressive USD185 million, followed closely by Kylie Jenner with USD170 million and Kanye West with USD150 million.
Taylor’s income mainly comes from touring, which comes as no surprise as her Reputation Stadium Tour was named the highest-grossing United States (US) tour ever while Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie’s success is linked to her cosmetics business and her popular social media following.
Soccer star Lionel Messi came in fourth place (USD127 million) while Ed Sheeran (USD110 million) completes the top five.
The Eagles features in the top 10, while radio and television personality Howard Stern, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, and actor Dwayne Johnson all make the top 15.
Kim Kardashian West is at 26th on the list with USD72 million, Robert Downey Jr was at 31st with USD66 million while Rihanna made it to 36 with USD62 million.
Shawn Mendes is the youngest person in the top 100. At just 20-years-old, the If I Can’t Have You hitmaker scraped in at 98 on the list with USD38 million.
The oldest person on the list is Beatles’ legend Sir Paul McCartney, 77-years-old, at number 62 with USD48 million.
Other celebrities to feature in the list were Ariana Grande (USD48 million), Jennifer Lopez (USD43 million), Sofia Vergara (USD43 million), Lady Gaga (USD39.5 million) and Celine Dion (USD37.5 million).
Meanwhile, Taylor has less “stress and anxiety” in her life as she approaches 30.
She said, “I hear others say that one in his 30s no longer has as much stress and anxiety in life as in my 20s. And I can join in the observation that we are in our twenties looking to gain experience, try things out, fail, make mistakes.” – BANG!