Netease Entertainment reported on July 10 that pop singer Taylor Swift is the highest-paid celebrity in the world, according to Forbesannual list of top-earning stars, according to foreign media reports.
Forbes estimates that the 29-year-old singers pre-tax income reached $185 million in the year starting June 1, 2018.
Swift last topped Forbeslist of 100 celebrities in 2016, when her pre-tax income was $170 million.
Swift accused music giant Scooter Braun of robbing her of her lifelong career by acquiring her former record company Big Machine.
Most of Swifts revenue in 2018/19 may come from her tour, which Forbes considers to be the highest-paid tour in American history.
Swifts new album Love, her first album with the new record company RepublicRecords, will be released in August.
Carrie Jenner, a social media and reality show star, ranked second with $170 million (136 million pounds) in pre-tax earnings.
Earlier this year, Jenna joined Forbeslist of self-made women with a net worth of about $1 billion (800 million pounds).
Her listing has proved controversial, with many claiming that her status as a billionaire derives partly from her fame.
Most of her wealth comes from her best-selling beauty products.
Jenna, who turns 22 next month, ranks third in last years 100 Celebrities Countdown, behind boxer Freud Merriwether and actor George Clooney.
Rapper Kanye West ranked third on this years list, with an estimated revenue of $150 million in 2018/2019.
The 42-year-olds top three rankings come in part from his Yeezy sneaker empire. Three years ago, he claimed to be in debt of $53 million on social networking sites.
Football players Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, as well as veteran rock and roll hawks and TV personality Dr. Phil, also ranked in the top 10.
Ed Sheeran ranked fifth, the highest ranked Briton, with pre-tax income estimated at $110 million.
New members to the list this year include the Korean group BTS (43), Aliana Grand (62) and actor Paul Luther (83).
It is estimated that the 50-year-old actor made as much money as the Rolling Stones in the year of Ant Man, Hornet and Avenger Alliance: The End, with an estimated $41 million.
Source: NetEase Entertainment Responsible Editor: Li Si_NBJ11322