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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Taylor Swift beats Messi, Ronaldo, Adele, others as highest-earning celebrity of 2016

Taylor Swift has emerged the No. 1 highest-paid entertainer on Forbes’ new Celebrity 100 list for 2016 with earnings of $170 million over the past year, beating football stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and popular musician Adele who came 4th, 8th and 9th on the list respectively.   

Swift clinches the 2016 top position after international boxer, Floyd Mayweather who raked in a whopping $300 million last year. Swift sat in eighth place with $80 million in earnings on last year’s list, meaning she saw a 112% increase in the year that included the 1989 World Tour and brand partnerships with Diet Coke, Keds, and Apple. 

The three-time FIFA best player, Cristiano Ronaldo who  came 4th on the list whit $88 million makes a salary of $50 million per year to top his counterpart,  Lionel Messi who, with $81.5 million, topped music star,  Adele to clinch the 8th position. However, Forbes adds that Adele, with $80.5 million is the only musician on this year’s Celebrity 100 list who made more than half of their money from their music. 

A look at the top 10 celebrity earners revealed that Rush Limbaugh came 10th with $79 million, Howard Stern, 7th with $85 million, Kevin Hart, 6th with $87.5 million, Dr. Phil, 4th with $88 million while James Patterson and One Direction took 3rd and 2nd positions with $95 million and $110 million respectively. 

Another celebrity who made the list is Kim Kardashian. Kardashian who made the 2016 Forbes cover stars in a mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, in which players create their own celebrity, befriend Kim and work their way onto the A-list. Hollywood has been downloaded 45 million times and generated $160 million in revenue. 

FORBES estimates that Kardashian has pocketed $45 million from it over that period. This year she earned $51 million to land at No. 42 on FORBES’ Celebrity 100 list; 40% of her yearly paycheck came from the game