Taylor Swift named world's highest paid celebrity

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The country-turned-pop megastar earned a staggering $185 million over the course of the previous year to head up the 2019 Forbes' 100 Highest Paid Celebrities list.

To earn a spot on the top 100 list, the celebrities had to earn at least $37.5 million throughout the past year. The rapper and designer, who is married to Jenner's half-sister Kim Kardashian, was third with £120 million. They've made Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid entertainers.

The singer tops the list for the second time, with the majority of her $185 million dollar annual fortune coming from the royalties of her Reputation World Tour. According to the publication, the concert series grossed $266.1 million-making it the highest-grossing tour in US history. Instead of measuring net worth, the magazine looked at "front of the camera" stars around the globe and measured their pre-tax earnings between June 1 2018, and June 1, 2019.

A lot of that money comes from her Reputation Stadium World Tour, which wrapped up past year and brought in $345 million internationally into the Swift camp.

Not too far behind her is Kylie Jenner-aka the youngest billionaire ever-who pulled in a whopping $170 million.

More news: Nicki Minaj cancels her concert at a Saudi Arabian music festival

Jenner's brother-in-law and Swift's foil, Kanye West, takes the No. 3 spot.

Taylor Swift was named the world's highest-paid celebrity on Wednesday, beating rival Kanye West.

Meanwhile, West returned to the list after a four-year absence. She was also ranked the highest-paid celebrity in 2016 when she earned $170 million following her 1989 World Tour. In between Swift and Dion are a wide array of stars from Dr. Phil to Dwayne Johnson, Lewis Hamilton to Judge Judy.

Although the top two spots were both women, only 16 of the 100 top-paid celebrities were female.

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