Taylor Swift Named Highest Paid Celebrity For 2016

Taylor Swift has emerged as the highest paid celebrity in 2016 according to Forbes magazine.

VOA News: “The American singer-songwriter was ranked as the highest paid celebrity for 2016, according to Forbes’ annual list, with an estimated $170 million. Last year, Swift was ranked eighth.

The top earners last year were boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who were involved in one of boxing’s biggest paydays in 2015.”

Gossip Cop: “Last year, Swift placed in eighth with $80 million, but the singer has more than doubled her salary over the past 12 months thanks to her 1989 World Tour, which grossed more than $200 million.”

Stuff: “Her more recent ex-boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, landed at No. 21 on the magazine’s list with $63 million. Fellow chart-topping pop stars included: Adele at 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at 13 with $75 million, Beyoncé at 34 with $54 million, and Katy Perry at 63 with $41 million. Beyoncé and Jay-Z still reign as entertainment’s highest-paid couple, raking in $107.5 million in the past year.”

Chicago Tribune: “Kim Kardashian is featured on the magazine’s cover. She’s No. 42 on the list with $51 million. Forbes says 40 percent of her paycheck this year came from her mobile game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.”

The game’s maker, Glu Mobile, is scheduled to release an app starring Swift next year.”