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Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner top Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers

By
Wade Sheridan
Taylor Swift has been named the world's highest paid entertainer followed by Kylie Jenner and Kanye West. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Taylor Swift has been named the world's highest paid entertainer followed by Kylie Jenner and Kanye West. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

July 10 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift is ranked the world's highest paid entertainer for 2019, with Kylie Jenner coming in second, followed by Kanye West in third.

The Forbes list, released Wednesday, ranks 100 celebrities, including musicians, film stars, athletes and comedians.

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Swift tops the list, with a pretax income of $185 million over the past year from her Reputation world tour, a deal with Netflix to air a Reputation tour special, endorsement deals with Apple, AT&T and Diet Coke and a new deal with Republic Records and Universal Music Group.

The singer previously topped the list in 2016 with $170 million. Swift is set to release her seventh studio album, Lover, on Aug. 23.

Jenner follows close behind with $170 million from her Kylie Cosmetics line and distribution deal with retailer Ulta. West is ranked third, with $150 million, most coming from his Yeezy sneaker line with Adidas.

The rest of the Top 10: soccer's Lionel Messi with $127 million, singer Ed Sheeran with $110 million, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo with $109 million, soccer's Neymar with $105 million, The Eagles band with $100 million, TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw with $95 million and boxer Canelo Alvarez with $94 million.

The top 100 highest-paid entertainers feature 16 women. Among them are Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, Judy Sheindlin, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga and Celine Dion.

Newcomers to the list include K-pop group BTS, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Shawn Mendes, Grande, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Marshemello and athletes Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, DeMarcus Lawrence, Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Chris Paul and Paul George.

View the full list at Forbes.com.

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