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.


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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.