Forbes has dropped its list of the 100 highest earning celebrities in the last year. Working with gross, pre-tax income estimates, the publication has revealed who the best paid stars in the world are. While Sean “Diddy” Combs and Beyoncé were an unsurprising top two, there were a few unexpected entries on the list.
Selena Gomez’s obsession, The Weeknd, clocked in at number six thanks to streaming revenue and ticket sales. That might make Selena proud, but her pal Taylor Swift might be having a harder time with some of the rankings.
With $44 million, she clocked in at number 49 without a mega tour to propel her upward. But a familiar name is ahead of her by a few places; her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris out-earned her by $4.5 million. Taylor got a piece of that action, and maybe even helped increase his visibility through their messy breakup.
But at 49, there’s still quite a few names on the list below her. Taylor can take solace in the fact that she beat out her nemesis Katy Perry.