Forbes famous that Swift's 2018 "Popularity" stadium trek was the best grossing tour in USA historical past at $266.1 million, and likewise that the artist benefitted from a brand new cope with Common's Republic label and the sharing of proceeds from Common's sale of its Spotify stake.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and make-up mogul Jenner was hot on her heels with £136 million.
In addition to Swift, Jenner, and West, the top 10 is rounded out by some surprising names, including rock band The Eagles and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw. In 2018, she was in the No. 3 spot, with earnings of $166.5 million.
According to the publication, the rankings of these "front of the camera" stars were based on their estimated pretax earnings from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019-before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents.
Last year, she earned nearly $266.1 million on her "Reputation" Stadium Tour. Much of "Kanye's Second Coming" is down to the artist's YEEZY brand, whose sales are estimated to hit $1.5 billion this year.
Rounding out the top five was Kanye West, who earned $240 million in the a year ago. Finishing off the top 5 was British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Then comes another soccer star, Christiano Rinaldo, who actually took a pay cut with a four-year deal worth $64 annually.
Kylie Jenner may be the youngest self-made billionaire ever (though some people dispute that title), but she wasn't the top-earning celebrity in 2019. The song has spawned an empire that now includes a chain of restaurants all over the world, as well as apparel, footwear and home decor, tequila and margarita mix, earning him $50 million in 12 months.
Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine's list of the World's Highest-Paid Celebrities.