Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, & Jay-Z Rule Forbes' Highest-Paid Entertainers List


The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan came in second place to none other than Taylor Swift, who took out Forbes highest-paid celebrity list after making a whopping $185 million ($265 m AUD) in 2019 alone.

A portion of Swift's success in the a year ago is attributed to her "Reputation" Stadium Tour, which grossed $266.1 million to break the record for the highest-grossing tour in US history, Forbes reported.

Closely behind McCartney in age is Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, earning $49 million and landing a spot on the list as the 59th highest-paid celebrity. In 2016, she nabbed the top spot with earnings of $170 million.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian both make the cut - Kanye in number 3 and Kim at 26.

Taylor's income mainly comes from touring, which comes as no surprise as her Reputation Stadium Tour was named the highest-grossing United States tour ever whilst Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie's success is linked to her cosmetics business and her popular social media following.

Meanwhile, West returned to the list after a four-year absence. So, if you make a comparison she boosted up her estimate pay nearly 131 percent. Instead of measuring net worth, the magazine looked at "front of the camera" stars around the globe and measured their pre-tax earnings between June 1 2018, and June 1, 2019. He also owns his Yeezy clothing company. At No. 5, the rankings return to Swift allies with Ed Sheeran, her former opening act and duet partner, who earned $110 million.

At No. 4 was an athlete: Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi made $127 million. The song has spawned an empire that now includes a chain of restaurants all over the world, as well as apparel, footwear and home decor, tequila and margarita mix, earning him $50 million in 12 months.

There were only 16 female out of total 100 celebrities.