Taylor Swift

Global media company Forbes has named singer Taylor Swift the world’s highest-paid celebritity.

Swift was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan-reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West.

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The magazine focuses on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.

Soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among the top 10, alongside British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran also made the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Kim Kardashian ranked No.26 on the list, while her husband West returned to the list after a four-year absence.

Swift, hot off her 2018 “Reputation” tour and album, earned an estimated $185 million to take the No. 1 spot. The 29-year-old pop star also topped the list in 2016 after her best-selling “1989” tour and album.

Jenner, 21, the half-sister of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, came in second place after bringing in an estimated $170 million.

Earlier this year Forbes declared Jenner to be the world’s youngest billionaire.

Forbes compiled its 2019 list by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2018-June 2019, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB and interviews with industry experts and many of the celebrities themselves.

The magazine said the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months.