Taylor Swift is the highest-paid woman in music.The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker topped the Forbes magazine list by raking in an impressive $170 million, more than double of her closest rival Adele, who earned $80.5 million.
Most of the 26-year-old singer’s earnings came from her 1989 world tour, which grossed a total of $250 million. $200 million came from her North American leg alone.
Alongside her various brand endorsements for the likes of Keds, Diet Coke and Apple, Taylor also shifted over three million album-worths of music.
Entertainment attorney Lori Landew told the publication: “She has been building her fan base for years, and that fan base crosses multiple market segments. It’s this ability to appeal to younger and older audiences, and those in between, that makes Taylor such a sure bet with both concert promoters and brands who want to affiliate with her and with the community she has cultivated.”