Taylor Swift Beats Kylie Jenner To Be Named World's Highest-Earning Celebrity

The Shake It Off singer raked in £148 million last year.

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

The US singer topped Forbes’ Celebrity 100 after raking in a seriously impressive £148 million over the last year.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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Taylor earned most of her millions thanks to her mammoth Reputation world tour and subsequent Netflix deal, which saw the streaming service release a film of the concert.

She also signed a new record deal in November 2018, released two new singles and has various endorsement deals.

Meanwhile, Kylie’s £136 million in riches mostly came from her booming make-up business.

Her brother-in-law Kanye West returned to the list after a four-year hiatus, coming in third with £120 million of earnings.

Ed Sheeran is the highest-placed British star on the list, coming in fifth with £88 million.

Six actors from the Marvel Universe also made it into the Celebrity 100 thanks to the success of Avengers: Endgame.

Forbes said Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd benefited in “back-end points”, as each got a piece of the film’s estimated £560 million profit.

Several sports stars made the list, including Lionel Messi (£101 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£87 million).

The Celebrity 100 ranks “front of the camera” stars around the globe using their pre-tax earnings from June 1 2018 to June 1 2019, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift


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