Taylor Swift Earns Number One Spot For Highest Paid Celebrity in 2016

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Taylor Swift earned more money than any other celebrity from June 2015 to June 2016.

The 26-year-old pop singer can add another first to her list of accomplishments after taking the number one spot in the 2016 Forbes Celebrity 100 list, earning $170 million over the last year, according to the annual report by Forbes(RELATED: Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris Call It Quits After 15 Months)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Swift doubled the $80 million she earned the previous year making this last year her most financially successful to date.

The singer broke all kinds of records over the last year with her 1989 World Tour and broke the Rolling Stones’ touring record in North America grossing $200 million.

Last year, Swift was named along with her now ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris as the highest paid celebrity couple. Had they stayed together she would have easily kept the title. Instead the honor this year goes to Beyonce and Jay Z — who earned $107.5 million over the last year, according to another report.

The rest of the top ten list included boy band One Direction taking the second spot earning $110 million. Author James Patterson took in third place with $93 million and conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh rounding out the list at the number ten spot, earning $79 million.