Saturday 23 September 2017

Revealed: The world's highest paid musicians of 2016

Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

The world's highest paid musicians of 2016 have been revealed.

Taylor Swift is the highest paid celebrity in the world this year, with a pre-tax income of $170 million from June 2015 to June 2016, according to Forbes, thanks to her 1989 tour and endorsements throughout the year.

The Shake It Off singer is followed by One Direction at $110 million, making them the highest earning boy band of all time.

Adele takes third place at $80.5 million, Madonna at fourth with $76.5 million and Rihanna is in fifth place with $75 million.

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Read the full list below:

1. Taylor Swift - $170m

2. One Direction - $110m

3. Adele - $80.5m

4. Madonna - $76.5m

5. Rihanna- $75m

6. Garth Brooks - $70m

7. AC/DC - $67.5m

8. Rolling Stones - $66.5m

9. Calvin Harris - $63m

10. Diddy - $62m

11. Bruce Springsteen - $60.5m

12. Paul McCartney - $56.5m

13. Justin Bieber - $56m (tie)

13. Kenny Chesney - $56m (tie)

15. U2 - $55m (tie)

15. The Weeknd - $55m (tie)

17. Beyoncé - $54m

18. Jay Z - $53.5m

19. Luke Bryan - $53m

20. Muse - $49m

21. Foo Fighters - $48.5m

22. Toby Keith - $47.5m

23. Bigbang - $44m

24. Elton John - $42m

25. Dr Dre - $41m

26. Katy Perry - $41.5m

27. Jimmy Bufferr - $40.5m

28. Mumford & Sons - $40m

29. Jennifer Lopez - $39.5m

30. Drake - $38.5m

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