Though Taylor Swift has been taking it relatively easy this year career-wise, with only one public performance along with writing lyrics for other folks, most of the buzz around the “Bad Blood” singer has focused on her relationships (is she dating Drake, getting flirty with Ben Affleck or perhaps secretly back with Tom Hiddleston?). But that doesn’t mean that she’s still not raking in the cash. BIG TIME! In fact, Taylor Swift made so much money in the past year, she not only takes the top spot when it comes to lady musicians, you won’t believe how much MORE she made than the #2 person on the list.
Forbes just released their celeb earning numbers and yozwa! The stars did well this year. Thanks to her tour, endorsement deals and sales of her super popular songs, Taylor Swift made an estimated $170 million between June 2015 and 2016. Get… it… girl!
It may not be surprising that Adele took the second spot on the list, but what will surprise you is how much less she made than Taylor. Adele did more than well for herself, taking in $80.5 million. Super impressive! But still nearly $90 million LESS than Taylor Swift.
We have to say that again: Taylor Swift made almost $90 million more than anyone else on the list. Wow!
Other ladies who earned top 10 spots on the list included Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Celine Dion, who each earned in the area of $25 to $40 million (largely due to their various Vegas shows). All incredibly impressive. But still, nowhere near what Taylor’s bringing in.
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