2016 Highest Paid Celebrities

Country Song superstar and entertainer, Taylor Swift has topped the list of 2016 highest paid celebrities.

With an annual gain of $170 million in the past year, Taylor Swift is the highest earning entertainer, surpassing such celebrities as Christiano Ronaldo, Messi and British sensation, Adele.

Last year, the position was occupied by the international boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather with a deafening sum of $300 million.

Taylor Swift was in the 8th spot in 2015 with the sum of $80 million.

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From all indication, Taylor Swift has done very well for herself. Nothing says it better than the 112% increase in her net worth in the past one year. So much for the 1989 World Tour and brand partnerships with Diet Coke, Keds, and Apple.

“She smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total.”Forbes.

Taylor is not just the highest paid celebrity but also the highest earning musician at the moment. Katy Perry took the position last year with the sum total of $135 million.

These are the top 10 2016 highest paid celebrities:

10. Rush Limbaugh

Profession: Radio Show Host/Writer/Political Commentator

Total: $79 Million


9. Adele

Profession: Singer

Total: $80.5 Million


8. Lionel Messi

Profession: Footballer

Total: $81.5 Million


7. Howard Stern

Profession: Media Personality/Actor/Photographer/Author

Total: $85 Million


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6. Kevin Hart

Profession: Comedian/Actor

Total: $87.5 Million

2016 Highest Earning Celebrities

5. Christiano Ronaldo

Profession: Footballer

Total: $88 Million


4. Dr. Phil McGraw

Profession: Psychologist/Talk Show Host

Total: $88 Million


3. James Patterson

Profession: Writer

Total: $95 Million


2. One Direction

Profession: Musicians

Total: $110 Million

2016 Highest Paid Celebrities

1. Taylor Swift

Profession: Singer

Total: $170 Million

2016 Highest Paid Celebrities

Lebron James made it to the 11th spot with $77 million; Madonna at 12th position with $76.5 million; Ellen Degeneres at 13th with $75 million; Roger Federer at 16th position with $68 million; Rolling Stones at 18th position with $66 million.