Highest-Paid Celebrities 2016: Taylor Swift Tops Forbes List

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Highest Paid Celebrities Forbes Taylor Swift

By Andrew Shuster

Highest Paid Celebrities Forbes Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is the highest-paid celebrity of 2016, having earned an astounding $170 million over the past year, according to Forbes’ annual list of the top 100 moneymaking stars. See more rankings below!

Last year, Swift placed in eighth with $80 million, but the singer has more than doubled her salary over the past 12 months thanks to her 1989 World Tour, which grossed more than $200 million. Coming in at number two is One Direction with $110 million, which will have to be split four ways between the members of the boy band.

There were a significant amount of musicians who made the list, including Adele at number nine with $80.5 million, Madonna at number 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at 13 with $75 million, Calvin Harris at number 21 with $63 million and Katy Perry landing at number 63 with $41 million. Other notable entertainers on the list included Kevin Hart in sixth place with $87.5 million, thanks to his successful movie and stand-up career, and Howard Stern in the seventh spot with $85 million. And Kim Kardashian, who is featured on the magazine’s cover, is sitting at number 42 on the list with $51 million, thanks in part to her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

As Gossip Cop reported, Floyd Mayweather topped Forbes’ 2015 list with a total salary of $300 million. However, the boxer didn’t earn nearly as much this year as his underwhelming fight with Andre Berto last fall wasn’t nearly as popular as last summer’s bout against Manny Pacquiao.

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