Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Celebs


Taylor Swift topped

Shah Rukh and Akshay Kumar joined the list


The annual Celebrity 100 ranking includes global talent from across entertainment, media and sports, with over one-third of the celebrities from outside the US.At a tender age of 26, pop diva Taylor Swift made it to the top of Forbes 2016 rich list, while Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar too grabbed place among the top 100.


Swift’s rise this year is a direct result of immense success of her last album, ’1989,’ that has sold more than five million units in the US alone and surpassed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing 200 million dollars.

The pop diva’s take from June 2015 to June 2016 is the highest total of her young career, the magazine said, more than doubling her previous record of $80 million last year. She out-earned other famous musicians including Adele ($80.5 million), Madonna ($76.5 million), Rihanna ($75 million) and Bruce Springsteen ($60.5 million).

The Shake It Off singer also outpaced pop singer Katy Perry who was last year’s top-earning musician at $135 million, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list of 100 highest-paid celebrities.

From India, Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar have made it to the ‘World’s 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities‘ list.

Shah Rukh, 50, with earnings of $33 million (approximately Rs 221.6 crore) last year, is ranked No. 86 on the list. The Hindi film actor, producer and television personality features on the list on the back of his box office hit ‘Dilwale’, as well endorsement deals for dozens of brands while Akshay Kumar, 48, with $31.5 million worth of earnings, is ranked at No. 94.


On the Hollywood front, Jennifer Lawrence was the industry’s highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, earning $46 million, a slight drop from the $52 million The Hunger Games star banked the year before.

Many athletes also made the list, including Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo ($88 million), tennis man Roger Federer ($68 million), and German race car driver Sebastian Vettel ($41 million).


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