Taylor Swift tops the Forbes List for the Highest Paid Women in Music

Taylor Swift tops the Forbes’s ranking of the world’s highest-paid women for music for 2019.

The “Bad Blood!” singer takes the top spot on Forbes‘ list after earning a whopping $185 million pre-tax over the past year. This puts her ahead of runner-up Beyoncé and Rihanna.

According to People, most of Taylor Swift’s earnings came from her Reputation stadium tour. Running from May to November 2018 worldwide. The tour grossed a U.S.-record $266 million, and was easily her most successful tour to date.

Taylor Swift

Runner-up Beyoncé’s $81 million mostly comes from last year’s On The Run II stadium tour, as well her live album and Netflix film, both named Homecoming.

Rihanna comes in third on the list with $62 million. The majority of her recent earnings come from Fenty Beauty, the popular cosmetics line she launched in 2017.

See Full list of the Forbes top ten highest paid women in music for 2019

1. Taylor Swift – $185 million

2. Beyoncé – $81 million

3. Rihanna – $62 million

4. Katy Perry – $57.5 million

5. Pink – $57 million

6. Ariana Grande – $48 million

7. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million

8. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million

9. Celine Dion – $37.5 million

10. Shakira – $35 million

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