Taylor Swift is 2016's highest-paid celebrity in the world, says Forbes


American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift rose from last year’s ninth ranking to be the number one highest-paid celebrity for Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list for 2016.

Thanks to her 1989 World Tour, the 26-year-old pop star earned a total of $170 million.

Taylor last held a concert in Manila as part of her Red Tour back in June 2014.

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BIG BUCKS. Aside from Taylor, other Hollywood musicians made it big in Forbes’ roster of highest-paid stars.

Popular boy band One Direction claimed the second spot with a total of $110 million worth of earnings.

Even with Zayn Malik’s departure sometime in March 2015, One Direction managed to earn more than any other active band to date.

One Direction held a successful two-night concert in Manila last March 2015.

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A self-made woman, “Hello” singer Adelle ranked ninth in the list with a total earnings amounting to $80.5 million.

Madonna, who held a concert in Manila last February, grabbed the 12th spot in Forbes highest-paid celebrities for 2016. Her earnings amounted to $76.5 million.

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Rihanna finished 13th in the list with $75 million worth of earnings.

After coming up with a hit album Purpose last November, Justin Bieber made it to 26th spot with a total of $56 million earnings.

Beyonce grabbed the 34th spot with a total of earnings worth $54 million. It’s a few notches lower compared to her 29th ranking in 2015.

Katy Perry, who got busy with Prismatic World Tour from May 2014 to October 2015, landed Forbes’ 63rd highest-paid celebrity with a total of $41 million worth of earnings.

With a maximum capacity of 55,000 people, the Philippine Arena was packed with Katy’s solid fans when she came to Manila May of last year.

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J. Lo. also made it as Forbes’ 68th highest-paid celebrity with a total earnings of $39.5 million. The singer-TV host actually earned more as she was only 98th in Forbes’ roster for 2015.

Canadian rapper-singer Drake landed the 69th spot with earnings amounting to $38.5 million. It’s a few notches lower compared to his 54th ranking in 2015.

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran finished at No. 82 with a total earnings of $33.5 million.

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American pop star Britney Spears—whose earnings amounted to $30.5 million—remains to be one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world as she landed 99th spot in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list.

Check out Forbes' online site for the complete list of highest-paid stars for 2016.


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