Taylor Swift is highest paid celebrity with $185m earned past year

Ed Sheeran was the highest placed British star on the Celebrity 100

Ed Sheeran was the highest placed British star on the Celebrity 100

Taylor Swift has beaten Kylie Jenner to be named the world's highest earning entertainer.

Social media and reality TV star Kylie Jenner is ranked second on the list with an estimated pre-tax pay packet of $170m (£136m).

Usually when you see Taylor Swift, Kanye West and the Kardashian-Jenner clan mentioned together it's about a feud - but this time, it's because these celebrities have all reached a major peak in their careers.

Forbes published the list on Wednesday noting that Swift's earnings have hit a whopping $185 million. Swift's "Reputation" Stadium Tour grossed $266.1 million which was the highest-grossing tour in United States history. She is, however, the highest-paid KarJenner.

Talking of sharing, Swift shares the higher ranks of the listing with an intermittent nemesis, Kanye West, coming in at No. three with $150 million. Swift's upcoming album "Lover", due out this summer, may just help her onto next year's list. West receives a 15% royalty on the wholesale price of the shoes, plus a marketing fee, according to Forbes.

Forbes also listed the estimated 2019 earnings of several athletes-including Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Rodgers-as well as those of several movie stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper and Dwayne Johnson.

Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi was in fourth spot with $127m (£101m) and English singer Ed Sheeran was one spot behind with earnings of $110m (£88m). He earned $110 million. This year marked a few big changes after key players that missed out on previous lists made huge jumps in 2019.

The top 100 highest-paid entertainers includes 16 women in total including Swift and Jenner, J.K. Rowling, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, Judy Sheindlin, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga and Celine Dion.

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