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Taylor Swift tops celebrity income list

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Taylor Swift earned $225 million over the past year making her the world’s highest-earning celebrity, according to FORBES Celebrity 100 list out today.

Swift’s mega pay cheque comes after payday comes courtesy of her massive 1989 World Tour by grossing $265 million on the North American leg of her tour, which ultimately grossed around $330 million in total.

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Forbes noted that  Swift’s boosts her income by endorsing multinationals such as Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

Singer Katy Perry earned $54 million. Photo: Getty.
Singer Katy Perry earned $54 million. Photo: Getty.

But the pop diva’s income pales in comparison wot last year’s top-earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, who raked in almost $400 million in 2015 after his fight with Manny Pacquiao, but easily wins the battle of musicians. Last year’s highest-earning muso, Katy Perry, who took home $179 million.

She also smashed the likes of Adele at No. 9 with $105 million, Madonna at $101 million and Rihanna who earned $99 million.

Forbes reported Swift’s 2016 pay cheque is by far the highest total of her career, more than doubling last year’s $106 million, her previous best.

Had Swift stuck with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, who earned $84 million, they would have been last year’s top-earning Celebrity 100 couple, more than doubling Beyonce and Jay Z’s $142 million.

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