Has Taylor Swift met a list that she didn’t top?
The pop superstar, who earned $170 million this year, was named the world’s highest-paid celebrity under 30 by Forbes.
According to Forbes’ list, Swift’s “1989” North American tour grossed $200 million, and her world tour made $250 million. Aside from her wildly successful tours, Swift, 26, also earned a pretty penny through endorsements with the likes of Apple, Diet Coke, and Keds.
Swift, who was recently named the highest-paid woman in music for 2016, replaces last year’s chart-topper, One Direction, who are runners-up now after acquiring a collective $110 million. The English-Irish pop group can thank their “On the Road Again Tour” for propelling their earnings to topple that of any currently active band, even despite the recent exit of band member Zayn Malik.
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi takes third place on the list, with $81.5 million this year. The 29-year-old commanded $30 million with endorsements from major sports corporations, including Adidas and Nike.
Adele, 28, is fourth on the list, earning $80.5 million from her arena shows and album sales. Her latest album, “25,” sold a record 3.38 million copies in its opening week.
Rihanna earns her spot on the list at number 5, bringing in $75 million from her album sales, tour, and deals with brands such as Samsung and Dior. Justin Bieber came in sixth with $56 million.
Here are the top 10 highest-paid celebrities.
1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)
2. One Direction ($110 million)
3. Lionel Messi ($81.5 million)
4. Adele ($80.5 million)
5. Rihanna ($75 million)
6. Justin Bieber ($56 million)
7. Novak Djokovic ($56 million)
8. Kevin Durant ($56 million)
9. The Weeknd ($55 million)
10. Jordan Spieth ($53 million)