July 11, 2016


Taylor Swift Is 'Forbes'' Top-Paid Celebrity, Beats Adele, Katy Perry, Calvin Harris

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

As if we needed any further indication of her power, Taylor Swift has been named the top-earning celebrity of the past year.

Forbes released their annual Celebrity 100 list where the "Blank Space" singer earned a reported $170 million, mostly in thanks to the singer's 1989 World Tour that earned more than $200 million last year.

Swift rose above all her rivals last year, surpassing earnings from Adele (at No. 9 with $80.5 million), Madonna (No. 12, $76.5 million), Rihanna (No. 13, $75 million) and Katy Perry (No. 63, $41 million). She also earned more than double what her ex Calvin Harris netted last year with the "Olé" DJ landing at No. 21 with his $63 million.

Notably, boy band BIGBANG became the first Korean celebrities to ever bow on the list with $44 million earned last year, in large part thanks to their 2015 Made arena tour.

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of the annual Celebrity 100 issue, landing at No. 42 with a $51 million paycheck last year. Forbes notes that 40 percent of her earnings last year came from her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game.

And if there's any indication that Taylor will continue raking in tons of money, she's preparing her own app with Glu Mobile, the same company that made Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.