Forbes Declares Taylor Swift The Highest Paid Musician Of 2016

She Works Hard For Her Money

It’s official – no one in 2016 made money like Taylor Swift.

A wildly successful tour, millions of albums sold and endorsements with Keds, Diet Coke and Apple netted the singer a cool $170 Million during Forbes scoring period (June 1, 2015-June 1,2016).

Taylor Swift

T-Swift topped the 2nd biggest earner, One Direction, by almost $60 million. The top-earning boyband of all time made a not-too-shabby $110 million. Adele ranks third with $80.5, and she is one of the few acts still making more on recorded music than anything else.

The top five is rounded out by Madonna ($76.5 million) and Pandora queen Rihanna ($75 million).