Taylor Swift Emerges Forbes World’s Highest Paid Celeb of 2016 with $170m + full list of Top 100  


Taylor Swift is the world’s highest paid celebrity of 2016 with a staggering income of $170 million in the past year. The earnings mostly came from her 1989 World Tour, in which she smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $250 million. Other income sources included promotions for Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

One Direction comes in second place with $110million, while Author James Patterson pulled in $95 million to snag the No. 3 spot. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and TV personality Dr. Phil round out the top five with $88 million apiece. Kevin Hart came in at No. 6 with 87.5million while Lionel Messi comes in at No. 8 with $81.5m. See the full 2016 Forbes Richest Celeb 100 Full list below:

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