- Taylor Swift
- 170,000,000 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
Taylor Swift (USA) is estimated to have earned $170 million (£116.3 million) in the 12 months leading up to 1 June 2016, according to Forbes. This surpasses Katy Perry's record earnings of 2014–15 by $35 million (£26.1 million).
Swift was no.1 in Forbes annual list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities of 2015–16, ahead of fellow popstars One Direction (UK/IRL) on $110 million (£82 million) and author James Patterson (USA) on $95 million (£70.9 million).