Usually when you see Taylor Swift, Kanye West and the Kardashian-Jenner clan mentioned together– But this time, it's because these celebrities have all peaked in their careers. They made Forbes' list of the 100 highest paid artists.
At the top of Forbes' list, released Wednesday, is Taylor Swift, 29. What earned him a global tour "Reputation" in 2018, which brought in just over $ 266 million, makes it the most profitable tour to date. Swift"Lover", due out this summer, could help it to be on the list next year.
Swift's 2018 profit is $ 185 million, according to Forbes. Instead of measuring net worth, the magazine looked at stars around the world and measured their pre-tax profits between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.
Kylie Jenner is second on the list after Swift. The 21-year-old sold Kylie Cosmetics for $ 360 million in 2018, giving her an annual profit of $ 170 million. Jenner also made headlines earlier this year when Forbes announced that she was on track to become the world's first..
Jenner's brother-in-law and Swift's foil,, takes the No. 3 spot. The West Yeezy shoe line has yielded about $ 1 billion in sales over the past 12 months, reports Forbes. It's where the rapper makes the most of his money. the Adidas partnership pays him a shoe fee of 15% on wholesale. He also owns his Yeezy clothing business.
West's wife and Jenner's half sister, Kim Kardashian, were also ranked 26th with an annual profit of $ 72 million.
The star of football, Lionel Messi, will closely follow Kanye West in 4th place. He currently earns $ 80 million a year with FC Barcelona until the 2020-2021 season. Next is singer Ed Sheeran, whose previous tour has grossed more than $ 600 million worldwide in two years. Then comes Christiano Rinaldo, another football star, who accepted a pay cut with a four-year contract worth $ 64 a year.
Jay-Z, whom Forbes recently named asmakes the list with his wife, Beyoncé. The pair finished in 20th place after touring the "On the Run II" stadium, which brought in about $ 5 million a night.
Celine Dion is in last place on the list of the 100 best-paid personalities, which has still cashed $ 37.6 million in the last 12 months, according to Forbes. Between Swift and Dion, there is a wide range of stars ranging from Dr. Phil to Dwayne Johnson, to Lewis Hamilton and Judy Judge.
Forbes breaks down their list into subgroups. Several "Avengers" made the cut, as well as 17 beginners who were not previously on the list. Forbes also mentions that, while two influential women – Swift and Jenner – are the highest-paid celebrities, only 16 women are on the list overall and pay inequalities are ubiquitous.