Taylor Swift earnings 2016—TayTay tops Forbes' list of highest paid celebrities, raking in an astonishing $170 million—beating out Madge and Rihanna

Taylor Swift is living proof that heartbreak pays.

Like, really, really pays. And then some.

Forbes has released its annual list of the top 100 celebrity earners of 2015-16 and Queen TayTay sits firmly in the number one spot.

According to Forbes, the 26-year-old raked in a cool $170 million over the past year.

Just let that sink in.

$170 million. 26-years old.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Swift usually earns only a meager $80 million a year, but 2015-2016 income was boosted by her hugely successful 1989 world tour.

Tay SLAYED it on tour—pulling in a quarter of a billion dollars in total.

A quarter of a billion dollars

Like, what the fuck?!!!

In addition to the tour moolah, Swift draws in the dough from album sales, merchandising and endorsement deals.

It's Tay's world, we just live in it.

Swift beat out now ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, who lands number 21 on the list, with an estimated earnings of $63 million.

Forbes points out that if Harris and Swift were still a couple, their combined income would have put even Beyonce and Jay-Z in the shade.

Bey-Jay's earnings for the year were a paltry $107.5 million.

Pah!

Well, it was enough to make them the highest paid celeb couple.

And, at least they beat out Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

Those losers only earned a combined $74.5 million.


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Swift also trounced fellow break-up song queen, Adele, who ranked number 9 on Forbes list, having earned $80.5 million in the past year.

She also stands firmly ahead of Madonna, Rihanna and Katy Perry—who pulled in $76.5 million, $75 million, and $41 million respectively.

British boy band One Direction (which includes another Tay ex…Harry Styles) ranked number two on the list, with earnings of $110 million.

Non musicians include Howard Stern, Kevin Hart and Kim Kardashian—of course.

Stern ranks number 7 with an annual paycheck of $85 million, while Hart pulled in an astonishing $87.5 million.

Kardashian only scored the number 42 spot, with earnings of $51 million. But, she did land the magazine's front cover—so, glass half full and all that.

The bulk of KK's earnings came from her mobile game—Kim Kardashian Hollywood—proving the world really is a terrible place.

Not surprisingly, the game's maker, Glu Mobile, is planning to release an app starring Swift sometime next year.

Because....Ka-ching!

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