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


The top 100 highest-paid entertainers includes 16 women in total including Swift and Jenner, J.K. Rowling, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, Judy Sheindlin, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga and Celine Dion.

According to Forbes's new ranking of The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities, Jenner made $170 million this year, second only to Taylor Swift at $185 million.

The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list also saw soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among the top 10, along with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and 1970s soft rock band The Eagles, who embarked on a new tour in 2018.

Swift earned much of that money from touring. She is followed by Kylie Jenner ($170 million) and Forbes' latest cover star Kanye West ($150 million), who returns to the list after a four-year hiatus. A large chunk of it can be attributed to The Reputation Stadium Tour. Including the global run of the tour, Forbes clocked her gross earnings in at $345 million.

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Taylor Swift is immensely popular, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that she is the highest-paid musician in the world. The pop singer captured the No.1 spot in 2016 with $170m (£136m).

Despite being crowned the world's youngest self-made billionaire thanks to her beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner surprisingly wasn't the celebrity who made the most cash this year. She's released two singles, "ME!" and "You Need To Calm Down", both off of her upcoming album "Lover" which is scheduled to be released later this summer.

Her first single since moving from Big Machine Records to Universal's Republic Records, "ME!" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was heard a record-breaking 100 million times on Vevo in 79 hours.