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Taylor Swift is the World’s Top-Earning Celebrity


You can’t go a day without hearing something impressive about Taylor Swift. We’ve always got one of her songs stuck in our heads, whether it’s one of her old classics or new hits. So, it’s no surprise that it was just revealed she is the top earning celebrity of 2016.

Forbes recently revealed their annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the highest-earning celebs in the world. Swift unsurprisingly took the top spot, earning over $170 million since the beginning of 2016. In second place is the now disbanded One Direction, with a whopping $110 million. The second highest earning celebrity female came in as Adele, who earned $80.5 million—nothing to complain about!

This is a big change from the reported $80 million Taylor raked in last year. And we’re sure she’s earned it! Between her sold-out 1989 World Tour, music royalties, and campaigns with big names like Apple and Coca-Cola, Swift has been working hard. We can only imagine what the rest of 2016 is going to look like for her! 

Alexandra is in her fourth and final year at McGill University, studying Joint Honors Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Sexual Diversity Studies. She is a self-described coffee addict and Netflix junkie. Alexandra is passionate about sassy comebacks, collecting mason jars, and her hair straighenter. In her spare time she enjoys binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and shopping as a sport. Follow her sarcastic pursuits on Twitter @AlmostAlexandra and her obsession with filters on Instagram @alexandrasakellariou.   
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