Taylor Swift tops Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

No doubt Taylor Swift is shouting boyfriend Tom Hiddleston to a few dates while the pair are the Gold Coast.

The ‘Shake It Off’ popstar has been named the highest paid celebrity of the year by Forbes magazine, raking in $225 million in the past 12 months.

The 26-year-old pulled in the millions thanks to her massive 1989 World Tour as well as promoting brands such as Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.


Swift beat out several other big name female entertainers, including Adele at No. 9 ($105 million); Madonna at No. 12 ($101 million); Rihanna at No. 13 ($99 million); and Katy Perry at No. 63 ($54 million).

Joining Swift in the Top 10 were boy band One Direction at No. 2 ($145 million), actor-comedian Kevin Hart at No. 6 ($115 million) and Howard Stern at No. 7 ($112 million).

Swift’s ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris also made the list, coming in at No. 21 with $83 million.