This year is a very lucky year for Taylor Swift. Forbes published the list of highest-paid entertainers that covers the income of show business Celebrities from June 2015 to June 2016. She is the world’s highest paid celebrity, the top-earning entertainer in the world. Taylor Swift may only be 26-years-old, made $170 million over the past year. Her new ranking puts her higher than Katy Perry, who last years banked $135m in 2015, according to Forbes.

Forbes reports that Swift pulled in 2015 $170 million thanks especially to her behemoth 1989 World Tour. She beat out actors and musicians like Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and the Rolling Stones to grossing about $250 million in ticket sales worldwide. Taylor used social media to promote her tour and to respond directly to her fans. She already topped with $73.5 million in 2015 Billboard magazine’s ranking of top-earning musicians.

Taylor Swift leads the top 10 list of the world’s highest-paid

Swift is ahead of Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million, Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million. Adele trumps other singers including Madonna, Katy Perry and Rihanna the Firework hitmaker with racked up £32 million. Calvin Harris pulled in £49 million. After Taylor Swift, spot number two goes to One Direction with $110 million.

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Others top 10 earners includes actor-comedian Kevin Hart at No. 6 with $87.5 million and Howard Stern at No. 7 with $85 million. Meanwhile Taylor Swift even appears in popular ads for Apple Music, video spots that add to her massive earnings.

New love story for Taylor

Taylor has not only success in work, but also in private life. The love story with Tom Hiddleston continues and they make the most of their time together.

Although many think there is no 'spark' between Taylor and Tom, fans don't think their relationship is a showmance. They belive there are some serious feelings. Swift has admitted that she’s completely “in love” with Tom. They met in May at the Met Gala, and started dating shortly after Taylor Swift's 15-month relationship with DJ Calvin Harris.


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