July 10th, 2019
Taylor Swift Is Officially the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity in 2019 Taylor Swift is estimated to have pulled in a pre-tax income of $185 million over the past 12 months. That’s nearly $15 million more than Kylie Jenner, who holds the second place spot at $170 million. It is a 131% growth from her 2018 income, which was estimated to be $80 million. Other celebrities on the list include musicians Kanye West, Ed Sheeran and soccer player Lionel Messi. Swift’s success is due to her ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour, which grossed $266.1 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history. Her new contract with Universal Republic Records, following her departure from Big Machine Label Group, is also worth an estimated $200 million. Swift previously topped Forbes' list in 2016 with $170 million, thanks to her '1989 World Tour.'