Taylor Swift is the world's highest earning musician of 2019, according to Forbes.
On Friday (December 6) the outlet a published a report that revealed the "Lover" singer earned a whopping $185 million this year thanks to her new album and a new record deal with Universal Music Group, as well as her Reputation Stadium Tour, which was the highest-grossing tour in US history, grossing over $266 million.
Swift also has a bunch of endorsements deals, including Keds, CoverGirl, Capital One, and Apple, which bring in a lot of income and let's not forget her real estate investments, royalties and merchandise.
This is a huge accomplishment for Swift, who's not only topped the Forbes list of Highest-Earning Musicians for the second time in five years, but she beat out Kanye West, who came in second with $150 million.
Other notable mentions include BTS who earned $57 million in 2019, Ariana Grande with $48 million, Lady Gaga with $39.5 million and Shawn Mendes, who is the youngest solo artist on the list with $38 million.
Check out the top 10 highest-earning musicians of 2019, below.
1. Taylor Swift — $185 million
2. Kanye West — $150 million
3. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
4. The Eagles — $100 million
5. Elton John — $84 million
6. Jay Z — $81 million
7. Beyonce — $81 million
8. Drake — $75 million
9. Diddy — $7 million
10. Metallica — $68.5 million
See Forbes' full list here.
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