Taylor Swift is Highest-Paid Celeb with $185 Million in One Year

Taylor Swift Is The Highest-Paid Celebrity

Taylor Swift beats Kanye West to top Forbes' list of highest-earning celebs

Forbes has released its list of the highest-paid celebrities. She sold an estimated $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics, a company she owns 100 percent of, in the a year ago, Forbes reported.

Taylor Swift was named the world's highest-paid celebrity on Wednesday, beating rival Kanye West. In 2018, she was in the No. 3 spot, with earnings of $166.5 million. Billboard Boxscore reported that it broke the record for highest-grossing tour coming in at $266.1 million in gross sales, and that's just domestically.

At 77 years old, Paul McCartney is the oldest person on the list as the 62th highest-paid celebrity earning $48 million in the past year. It was none other than Taylor Swift who landed the top spot with a whopping $185 million. Instead of measuring net worth, the magazine looked at "front of the camera" stars around the globe and measured their pre-tax earnings between June 1 2018, and June 1, 2019. This is where the rapper makes most of his money; the Adidas partnership pays him a per-shoe royalty of 15% on wholesale.

Talking of sharing, Swift shares the higher ranks of the listing with an intermittent nemesis, Kanye West, coming in at No. three with $150 million.

Forbes also listed the estimated 2019 earnings of several athletes-including Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Rodgers-as well as those of several movie stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper and Dwayne Johnson. At No. 5, the rankings return to Swift allies with Ed Sheeran, her former opening act and duet partner, who earned $110 million.

Earlier this year Forbes declared Jenner to be the world's youngest billionaire.

Forbes breaks down their list into subgroups.

Jenner, who turns 22 next month, was ranked third in last year's Celebrity 100 countdown, below boxer Floyd Merryweather and actor George Clooney.

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