Forbes' Top 10 Highest Paid Entertainers in the World in 2019

The Forbes list of highest paid celebrities in the world is an annual countdown of featuring highest-paid stars from around the globe. In 2019, the list was compiled and published on July 10. It includes celebrities from the music, sports, cinema and media industry. 

Taylor Swift

With a net worth of $185M, singer Taylor Swift has overtaken the likes of Kylie Jenner and Kanye West to top the list of highest paid celebrities. Swift's 2018 'Reputation' Stadium Tour is officially the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history, grossing ove $260 million. Her first single from her new album 'Lover', 'ME!' debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up a record-breaking 100 million Vevo views in 79 hours.

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Kylie Jenner

Celebrity-turned-makeup mogul Kylie Jenner, who came second on the list, is the youngest self-made billionaire ever. At the small age of 21, her net worth is already $170M. Jenner, who started selling lip kits in 2015, sold an estimated $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics in 2018. In May 2019 she announced the launch of her vegan Kylie Skin line and has filed a patent for a possible baby line too. 


Kanye West

On third place is Kanye West with a net worth of $150M at 42 years. A majority of his pay comes from his Yeezy sneakers in partnership with Adidas, which pay him a per-shoe royalty of 15%. Yeezy did an estimated $1 billion in sales in a period of 12 months. On the other hand, West also earns from his Yeezy apparel line. 

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's net worth stood at $110M last year, with his Divide Tour grossing over $600 million worldwide and earning him the fifth spot on the list. In May, he had announced 'No. 6 Collaborations Project,' a compilation album featuring artists including Justin Bieber, Cardi B and Bruno Mars which was recently released. 

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The Eagles

The band's current lineup features Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. Always a hit on the road, their recent 'An Evening With The Eagles' Tour grossed more than $3.5 million per stop. The band's net worth was $100M this year giving them the eighth position in the list. 


Dr Phil McGraw

A protégé of Oprah, Dr Phil's net worth came out to be $95M. He hosts one of the most-watched syndicated talk shows on television and earns an upfront fee from it, as well as a percentage of advertising revenue and cash from product placement. McGraw also co-founded the app Doctors on Demand, worth $300 million and stands on the ninth spot.


Special mention- Akshay Kumar

With a net worth of $65M, Akshay Kumar was the only Indian celebrity to make the list at the 33rd position. He pulls in at least $5 million to $10 million per film. He also earns millions for endorsement deals with over 20 brands, including Tata and Harpic bathroom cleaner. His next film, 'Mission Mangal,' will be one of India's first space films.

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