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Taylor Swift tops highest paid celebrity list on earnings of $170m

Not even mad. She's worth every penny.

Published Tue, Jul 12 2016 1:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

Country and Western singer turned pop super-star Taylor Swift has out foxed the likes of Madonna and Bono to become the highest paid celebrity in the world.

Taylor Swift tops highest paid celebrity list on earnings of $170m |

According to the annual Forbes Celebrity 100, Taylor Swift topped the list by earning $170 million over the last year. That's a sweet half a mill almost every single day. Not bad work if you can get it. Forbes puts Swift's massive payday increase comes courtesy of the starlets massively successful 1989 World Tour. I can personally vouch for its value - I'm not even scared to admit it was awesome.

Forbes will soon release the complete 100 listing.


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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