One Direction, Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Among Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebrities — SEE 2015 TOP 10 LIST HERE!

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One Direction, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are just a few of the names to make Forbes’ 2015 list of the “Highest-Paid Celebrities.”

Coming in at the number one on this year’s ranking is Floyd Mayweather, with a total salary of $300 million over the last 12 months. The magazine says a large chunk of the boxer’s earnings are from his May victory over Manny Pacquiao. Even though Pacquiao lost the bout, he ranked number two on Forbes’ list, earning $160 million during the last year.

In third place is pop star Katy Perry, who raked in a whopping $135 million, and graces the cover of Forbes’ new issue. The singer can thank her successful “Prismatic World Tour” for her hefty payday. In fourth place is One Direction, which earned $130 million. Rounding out the top five highest-paid celebrities is radio personality and “America’s Got Talent” host Howard Stern, who brought in $95 million.

Further down the list is Swift, who tied with Robert Downey, Jr. for eighth place at $80 million. Boyfriend Calvin Harris is at number 17, and as Gossip Cop previously reported, together they are the highest-earning celebrity couple. Other notable names on this year’s chart include Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, and Tom Cruise.

The very last spot was actually a six-way tie, with Sofia Vergara, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Shelton all at number 95 with $28.5 million. Check out the slideshow below to see the top ten highest-paid celebrities of 2015, and tell us what you think.



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