Taylor Swift beats the Kardashians as highest paid celebrity


Forbes' estimated the pre-tax earnings from June'18-June'19 to compile the list and declared that the world's 100 highest paid celebrities pulled in $6.3bn pretax over the past year. Forbes estimated that the 29-year-old's pretax income was a staggering $185 million, a 131% increase over Swift's take last year.

Jenner, 21, the half-sister of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, came in second place after bringing in an estimated $170 million thanks to her booming online lip kits and cosmetics company. It is also one of the heroines of the popular reality show keeping up with the Kardashians. The story of a "Delhi ka launda" making it big in "Bollywood" is no secret in his millions of fans and we all know how he has aced the art of shooting and releasing at least 3-4 big films every year. The youngest billionaire, and founder of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner made her way into the top three a year ago having made an estimated US$166.5 million (AU$239 million). West is ranked third, with $150 million, most coming from his Yeezy sneaker line with Adidas.

Swift last topped the list in 2016.

Swift, Jenner, and West might be earning nine figures annually, but they're not the only celebrities who enjoyed huge paydays in the past year.

The celebrated boxer, Floyd Mayweather and the actor, George Clooney, secured the top two positions previous year but couldn't even make it to the top 10 this time.

The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list is known to include celebrities from all different spheres and this time too it saw soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among the top 10. She is the youngest self made billionaire.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran also joined the top 5 standing at the fifth position with United States dollars 110 million.