Tom Hiddleston, you LISTENING?!
Taylor Swiftâ€™s income is the stuff that dreams are made of: namely, my dreams of wanting to buy giant farms in Wyoming and forget Taylor Swift exist. ANYHOW, the pop diva earned $170 million over the past year, giving her the No. 1 spot on the 2016 FORBESÂ Celebrity 100 list. Can you believe it?Â We all kinda can, but I guess the extent seems surprising.
Swiftâ€™s payday comes courtesy of her massive 1989 World Tour. She smashed the Rolling Stonesâ€™ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total. She also pads her pocketbook by shilling for brands including Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.
The superstarâ€™s total is barely half as high as last yearâ€™s Celeb 100 champâ€™s haulâ€“Floyd Mayweather pulled in $300 million in 2015 after the fight of the century with Manny Pacquiaoâ€“but itâ€™s easily more than last yearâ€™s highest-paid musician, Katy Perry, who banked $135 million.
Swiftâ€™s 2016 take is by far the highest total of her career, more than doubling last yearâ€™s $80 million sum, her previous best.
Sheâ€™s also got plenty of new song fodder: Swift out-earned ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, who claimed the No. 21 spot on our list with $63 million, by a nearly threefold margin. Had they stayed together, they would have been the top-earning Celebrity 100 couple, more than doubling Beyonce and Jay Zâ€™s $107.5 million total.
Ahhh, international businessmen. What’s that like? Turns out, it IS great, provided no parents step on your clothes!