Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner top Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2019

While Taylor Swift tops the list, the second position belongs to Kylie Jenner and the third to Kanye West.

Wondering which celebrity has topped this big list?

Forbes noted that Swift's 2018 "Reputation" stadium trek was the highest grossing tour in USA 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.

Jenner follows close behind with $170 million from her Kylie Cosmetics line and distribution deal with retailer Ulta.

Meanwhile, Swift's new record deal recently made headlines again, when she accused talent manager Scooter Braun of bullying her over a period of several years, and claimed that Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta didn't give her a fair opportunity to buy back her master recordings before selling the company - and thus her catalog - to Braun earlier this month. He earned $110 million.

Find the complete list below and head over to Forbes for the complete breakdown. Well, it's none other than Taylor Swift with whopping earnings of $185 million.

According to News18, Forbes said that as Bollywood's top earning star Akshay, "pulls in at least $5 million and up to $10 million per film".

Jenner isn't the only member of her family to make the list of Forbes's highest-earning celebrities.

Speaking of sharing, Swift shares the upper ranks of the list with an intermittent nemesis, Kanye West, coming in at No. 3 with $150 million.

New entries in this year's countdown include South Korean group BTS at 43, Ariana Grande at 62 and actor Paul Rudd, who is ranked joint 83rd. West's fortune is due to him owning 100 percent of his billion-dollar Yeezy sneaker empire.

Swift, Jenner, and West might be earning nine figures annually, but they're not the only celebrities who enjoyed huge paydays in the a year ago.

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