Taylor Swift Tops ‘Forbes’ Highest-Earning Celebrity Under 30 List With $170 Million in a Year


Cha-Ching! Taylor Swift’s love life may have been a roller coaster ride in 2016, but her bank balance just kept going up and up and up.

The country pop princess has just been named Forbes highest-earning celebrity under 30, after making a whopping $170 million in just one year.

She beat second place’s One Direction by $60 million, despite the British boy band having four members, including her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.

The individual who got closest to the 26-year-old Pennsylvania native was Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi, who came in third with $81.5 million earned between July 2015 and July 2016.

One Direction came in second place on the Forbes list
One Direction came in second place on the Forbes list Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Swift’s supersuccessful 1989 world tour, which raked in $200 million from North America alone, contributed hugely to her impressive income, as did her endorsement deals with the likes of Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

Other singers on the list were Adele, whose earnings of $80.5 million put her in the fourth spot, followed by Rihanna with $75 million, Justin Bieber — the youngest member of the list — in 6th with $56 million, and Drake at No. 18 with $38 million.

Justin Bieber was the youngest celebrity on the list at just 22-years-old
Justin Bieber was the youngest celebrity on the list at just 22 years old. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Jennifer Lawrence also made the cut in 12th place, remaining Hollywood’s highest-paid actress with $46 million.

Many of the other spots were taken by world-class athletes such as basketball player Kevin Durant and tennis star Novak Djokovic.

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