Kylie Jenner came in second after bringing in an estimated US$170 million, thanks to her booming online lip kits and cosmetics company. The country-turned-pop megastar earned a staggering $185 million over the course of the previous year to head up the 2019 Forbes' 100 Highest Paid Celebrities list.
Kylie Jenner comes in at second position, with the world's youngest self-made billionaire earning an estimated US$170 million a year ago. Topping the rundown is singer Taylor Swift. Talk about power couples. What got her there was her 2018 "reputation" world visit, which earned simply over $266 million. West is ranked third, with $150 million, most coming from his Yeezy sneaker line with Adidas.
Swift's new album Lover - her first release with her new record label Republic Records - comes out in August. Swift had previously topped the list in 2016, with the help of her 1989 World Tour.
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West, the husband of Kim Kardashian, returned to the list after a four-year absence. Forbes reports Yeezy made an estimated US$1 billion in sales a year ago alone. She is, however, the highest-paid KarJenner. A few musicians who made the list include Ariana Grande a newcomer (No.62), Beyonce (No. 20), Jennifer Lopez (No.76), Lady Gaga (No.90) and Celine Dion (No.100).
Forbes' estimated the pre-tax earnings from June'18-June'19 to compile the list and declared that the world's 100 highest paid celebrities pulled in $6.3bn pretax over the past year. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and 1970s soft rock band The Eagles also went on to clinch a place in the top 10.
-Only 16 women make the list, with nine featuring in the top 50.