Taylor Swift Is Forbes’ Top-Earning Celebrity of 2016, Beating Katy Perry and Calvin Harris

Not that it’s a competition

Last Updated: July 12, 2016 @ 7:51 PM

Pulling in $170 million, Taylor Swift has earned her spot as the richest celebrity in the world, according to Forbes’ 2016 Celebrity 100 list.

Swift’s rise in income is largely due to her successful “1989” World Tour, which grossed about $250 million worldwide and landed her the No. 1 spot on Rolling Stone’s North American touring records. She also has sponsorships with Apple, Diet Coke and Keds,

Swift’s total income — which is more than double her $80 million earnings from 2015 — notably beats out “Bad Blood” enemy Katy Perry, whose $135 million income made her the highest-paid musician of 2015.

Had Swift and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris — who is ranked at the No. 21 spot on the list with $63 million in earnings — stayed together, the couple would have left Beyoncé and Jay Z in the dust as the top-earning celebrity couple, more than doubling the Carters’ $107.5 million total.

The magazine’s rankings were based on estimated earnings between June 2015 and June 2016, compiling data from Pollstar, Nielsen, BoxOfficeMojo, interviews and other reporting.