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Taylor Swift Is the Top-Earning Celeb of 2016 – See How Much She Made!

by Leena Tailor 3:07 PM PDT, July 11, 2016
Playing Taylor Swift Is the Top-Earning Celeb of 2016 – See How Much She Made!

There’s no bad blood between Taylor Swift and her accountant.

Having frequented the top of the music charts for years, the singer has now topped Forbes’ annual Celeb 100 list, which ranks the world’s highest-earning celebrities.

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The 26-year-old pop star slid into the top spot with a whopping $170 million paycheck for 2016.

That’s enough to buy at least 4.25 million of her favorite dessert -- cheesecakes!

Swift’s huge earnings are largely due to her 1989 World Tour, which grossed an incredible quarter of a billion worldwide. She also rakes in heavy dough from ad deals with Apple, Diet Coke and Keds.

The jaw-dropping total is almost triple what her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris earned. The Scottish DJ ranked number 21 with $63 million.

If the songstress had not shaken off Harris and moved on to actor Tom Hiddleston, then the pair would have been named the top-earning celebrity couple. Instead, that honor went to Beyonce and Jay Z, who raked in a cool $107.5 million together.

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One Direction came in at number 2, earning $110 million, while Justin Bieber placed number 26 with $56 million. The pop heartthrobs were well ahead of their female counterparts – Katy Perry ranked number 63 with $41 million, while Britney Spears just barely made the cut at number 99 with $30.5 million.

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart galloped from number 95 last year, to number 6 in the latest list with a whopping $87.5 million, which makes him the first comedian to out-earn Jerry Seinfeld.

“Hello” songstress Adele meanwhile made a comeback, slipping into the top 10 at number 9, after being noticeably absent last year.

“Adele made more than half of her $80.5 million off the sales of her latest album,” Forbes’ Natalie Robehmed told ET. “Those were the best music numbers of everybody on the list, so that's why she returns to the ranking.”

James Patterson ($95 million), Dr. Phil McGraw ($88 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($88 million), Howard Stern ($85 million), Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) and Rush Limbaugh ($79 million) rounded out the rest of the top 10.

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The list did get Kardashian-ed with gaming entrepreneur Kim placing at number 42 and scoring an appearance on the magazine’s cover. The reality star’s mobile game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood, has reportedly netted $160 million since launching two years ago, earning her an estimated $45 million of her $51 million paycheck.

See more about Swift’s cash-raking 1989 World Tour in the video below.

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