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Taylor Swift Named World’s Highest Paid Celebrity

Taylor Swift Named World’s Highest Paid Celebrity

Forbes has recently updated their annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. The top of the list contained various music artists/groups such as Rihanna who’s takes the 13th place on the list with $75 million (£57.7 million), Adele who’s in 9th place with $80.5 million (£61.9 million) and One Direction who’s in second place with $110 million (£84.6 million). However, it was the pop star Taylor Swift who took home 1st place with $170 million (£130 million).

According to Forbes the cause of this large sum of profit is the result of her massive ‘1989’ world tour. This allowed her to gross over $200 million. She even smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record by selling out stadiums and gaining around $5 million per night in ticket sales. She also gains additional revenue from her endorsement of brands such as Diet Coke, Keds and Apple. This year has been by far the highest total of her career, more than doubling last year’s $80 million sum, her previous best. Her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris also made the list, taking the 21st spot with $63 million. Had they stayed together, they would have been the top-earning Celebrity 100 couple, more than doubling Beyonce and Jay Z’s $107.5 million total.

Are you surprised about this news or is this expected from Taylor Swift’s recent success? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know.

Written by Thom Lafferty.

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