Singer Taylor Swift is topping the list of highest-paid celebrities in the world this year. According to Forbes, the Shake It Off singer netted a pretax income of $185 million since last June, her biggest earnings yet.
This is her second time of topping the list . The pop singer captured the number 1 spot in 2016 with $170 million while former number 1, Beyonce Knowles earned $81 million.
The second highest person on the list is also a woman, 21-year-old model and makeup mogul, Kylie Jenner who raked in $170 million.
Although Swift and Jenner top the list, only 16 women made it into the top 100. Other women on the list include author, JK Rowling with $92 million in number 13, with Beyoncé sitting in twentieth position with $81 million.
Female celebrities who also made the list also include comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, socialite, Kim Kardashian West and singers Rihanna, Katy Perry and Pink. Actress, Scarlett Johansson rounds up the list of top 10 earning women.
The top highest-paid male celebrity on the list is rapper Kanye West with $150 million in earnings in third spot overall. Argentinian footballer, Lionel Messi is in fourth spot with $127 million while English singer, Ed Sheeran is one spot behind with earnings of $110 million.
Two more footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus with $109 million and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar with $105m ended up in sixth and seventh spots respectively.
American band, The Eagles made the top 10 in the eighth spot with $100 million in earnings. Dr. Phil McGraw of TV fame came in ninth with $95 million, with Mexican boxer, Canelo Alvarez in the tenth spot with $94 million.
The latest rankings show that seventeen celebrities are new on the list this year, with National Football League (NFL) players dominating and nearly a third from outside the United States.
This year’s list which Forbes says ranks the celebrities using their pretax earnings from June 1 before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents also includes six actors from the Marvel Universe, thanks to the success of Avengers: Endgame.