Taylor Swift leaves Kanye West behind to top Forbes list of highest-earning celebs
Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest-paid star on Wednesday, beating rival Kanye West.
Editors at Forbes estimated the 29-year-old vocalist made $185 million (₤ 148 million) in pre-tax revenues in the year beginning 1 June 2018.
Swift last topped Forbes’ Celeb 100 listing in 2016, when her pre-tax earnings were calculated to be $170 million (₤ 136 million).
His sister-in-law, elegance magnate and reality TV star Kylie Jenner, is rated second on the listing, earning an approximated $170 million (₤ 136 million) many thanks to her trendy Kylie Cosmetics business. West’s other half as well as Jenner’s sister, Kim Kardashian, rated at number 26.
The news of Swift’s significant earnings follows she implicated West’s manager Mobility scooter Braun of “stripping her of her life’s job” after the music mogul got her former record label Huge Machine, consisting of the rights to her first six albums.
The 42-year-old’s position comes three years after he declared on Twitter he was $53 million (₤ 42 million) in the red.
The bulk of Swift’s earnings were connected to the success of her Track record arena scenic tour, which, according to press reporters at Forbes, is the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history.
Swift’s lot of money is most likely to get back at more prominent when her brand-new album Lover – her first launch under new record tag Republic Records – comes out in August.
Meanwhile, West went back to the checklist after a four-year absence. Forbes approximated his pre-tax revenues at $150 million (₤ 120 million), driven mostly by his popular Yeezy tennis shoe line, placing him in the third area.