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Here Are This Year's 10 Top-Earning Celebs

Taylor Swift tops the list with $170M over the past year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2016 5:19 PM CDT
Here Are This Year's 10 Top-Earning Celebs
In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Taylor Swift is currently the world's top-earning celebrity, having made $170 million over the past year, Forbes reports. Her 1989 world tour broke the North American touring record by grossing $200 million on the continent, and then of course, there are her endorsement deals with brands like Keds and Diet Coke. Her 2016 earnings are the highest total she's ever seen; last year, her previous best year, she made $80 million. The rest of the top 10:

  1. One Direction, $110 million
  2. James Patterson, $95 million

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  1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $88 million
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (tied for 4th), $88 million
  3. Kevin Hart, $87.5 million
  4. Howard Stern, $85 million
  5. Lionel Messi, $81.5 million
  6. Adele, $80.5 million
  7. Rush Limbaugh, $79 million
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