Taylor Swift Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Celebrities With $170 Million
Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest paid celebrities with $170 million.
Other stars on the list include Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million and more.
Taylor Swift has a certain attachment to the
number 1989–it’s the year of her birth, the
title of her latest multiplatinum album and
the name of her record-smashing tour. She
may soon have a new favorite: 170 million.
That’s the number of dollars she raked in
over the past year, easily enough to land her
the No. 1 spot on the FORBES Celebrity 100
list of the world’s highest-paid entertainers.
Swift owes much of her payday to the
aforementioned 1989 World Tour. Selling
out stadiums to the tune of some $5 million
per night in ticket sales, the pop superstar
smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American
touring record, grossing $200 million on the
continent en route to quarter of a billion
dollars in total for the tour. The singer also
shills for brands including Diet Coke, Keds