Who Are the Highest-Paid Celebrities?

Who Are the Highest-Paid Celebrities?

Taylor Swift is ranked the world's highest paid entertainer for 2019, with Kylie Jenner coming in second, followed by Kanye West in third. The mag says her estimated pay increased an insane 131% from the year before, when she made a paltry $80 mil.

Forbes noted that Swift's 2018 "Reputation" stadium trek was the highest grossing tour in US history at $266.1 million, and also that the artist benefitted from a new deal with Universal's Republic label and the sharing of proceeds from Universal's sale of its Spotify stake.

Taylor Swift topped World's highest paid celebrities list in 2016 as well by making $170 million after her 1989 World Tour. Including the global run of the tour, Forbes clocked her gross earnings in at $345 million.

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Interestingly, Beyoncé and Jay-Z tied for no. 20, each bringing in a respectable $81 million this year. Dwayne Johnson is the primary actor to come back up on the listing, at No. 15.

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Swift's 2018 earnings amounted to $185 million, according to Forbes. She sold an estimated $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics, her company which she launched own her own. The 21-year-old is No. 2,057 on the magazine's billionaires list, a ranking that does not include Swift.

Meanwhile, West returned to the list after a four-year absence. West's Yeezy shoe line raked in an estimated $1 billion in sales over the past 12 months, Forbes reports. The rapper and designer, who is married to Jenner's half-sister Kim Kardashian, was third with £120 million. He also owns the Yeezy brand outright.

At 77 years old, Paul McCartney is the oldest person on the list as the 62th highest-paid celebrity earning $48 million in the past year.

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