Amidst the complicated and messy controversy surrounding Scooter Braun acquiring Taylor Swift’s entire music catalog, Forbes has announced that Taylor is now the world’s highest paid celebrity of 2019!
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Taylor, who had just concluded her Reputation Tour in 2018 and is gearing up to release an all-new album soon, reportedly earned USD185 Million—a 131% increase in her total earnings from last year.
This is the second time Taylor took the top spot in Forbes’ The Celebrity 100. She also led the list in 2016 when she reportedly earned USD170 Million, thanks to The 1989 World Tour.
Trailing behind her is Kylie Jenner, who earned USD170 Million from her cosmetics brand, and Kanye West, who earned USD150 Million from his Yeezy sneaker line.
Also taking the top 10 spots are soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, Ed Sheeran, Dr. Phil McGraw of the Dr. Phil show, The Eagles band, and Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez.