Forbes Declares Taylor Swift As Highest Paid Woman in 2019: Forbes’releases its ranking of the world’s highest-paid women for music for 2019, and Taylor Swift stays at the top spot. The “Lover” singer takes the top spot on Forbes‘ list after earning a whopping $185 million pretax over the past year, which puts her ahead of runners-up Beyoncé and Rihanna.
According to People, most of Swift’s earnings came from her Reputation stadium tour, which lasted from May to November 2018 worldwide. The tour grossed a U.S record of $266 million and was easily her most successful tour to date.
Runner-up Beyoncé’s $81 million mostly comes from last year’s On The Run II stadium tour, as well her live album and Netflix film, both named Homecoming.
Rihanna comes in third on the list with $62 million. The majority of her recent earnings come from Fenty Beauty, the popular cosmetics line she launched in 2017.
See all of this year’s highest-paid women in music below;
Taylor Swift – $185 million
Beyoncé – $81 million
Rihanna – $62 million
Katy Perry – $57.5 million
P!nk – $57 million
Ariana Grande – $48 million
Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
Celine Dion – $37.5 million
Shakira – $35 million