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 

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.

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