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Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list of highest-earning entertainers

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Click through below to see the highest paid celebrities for 2019. According to the publication, the concert series grossed $266.1 million-making it the highest-grossing tour in USA history. She is followed by Kylie Jenner ($170 million) and Forbes' latest cover star Kanye West ($150 million), who returns to the list after a four-year hiatus.

Not too far behind her is Kylie Jenner-aka the youngest billionaire ever-who pulled in a whopping $170 million.

A lot of that money comes from her Reputation Stadium World Tour, which wrapped up past year and brought in $345 million internationally into the Swift camp.

Our #Celeb100 cover star, Kanye West, comes in at No. 3.

The top 100 highest-paid entertainers includes 16 women in total including Swift and Jenner, J.K. Rowling, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, Judy Sheindlin, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga and Celine Dion. This is where the rapper makes most of his money; the Adidas partnership pays him a per-shoe royalty of 15% on wholesale.

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Just three years ago, West claimed he was $53 million in debt.

Following Kanye West at No. 4 on the list is soccer star Lionel Messi, who is now making $80 million annually with FC Barcelona through the 2020-2021 season. The couple ranked together at No. 20 after their "On the Run II" stadium tour earned them an estimated $5 million a night.

Forbes has just released its 2019 list of highest earning celebrities, with Taylor Swift taking the number one spot with gross earnings of $185 million. Several "Avengers" made the cut, as well as 17 newbies who were not previously on the list.

Taylor Swift is the highest paid celebrity of the last 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.