Taylor Swift Tops ‘Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebs Under 30 List

One Direction came in second.

By Robyn Collins

Taylor Swift has just been named by Forbes as the highest-earning celebrity under 30, raking in $170 million in just one year.

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Her 1989 World Tour brought in $200 million in North America; the country-turned-pop princess also earned plenty from endorsement deals with companies including Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.

The next closest act on the list was actually an entire boy band. One Direction, which has four members, brought in $110 million.

Adele charted with $80.5 million, Rihanna with $75 million and Justin Bieber, the youngest person on the list, came in 6th with $56 million. The Weeknd wasn’t far behind, with earnings of $55 million.

K-pop band BigBang beat out Drake ($38 million) and Ed Sheeran ($33.5 million) with their $44 million 2016 pay-day.

The rest of the spots on the money list were taken by athletes, and actress Jennifer Lawrence, who made $46 million.


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