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Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities – Where does Kanye, Jay-Z & Drake Rank?

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At the top of Forbes’ list, which was released Wednesday, is 29-year-old Taylor Swift. What got her there was her 2018 “Reputation” world tour, which grossed just over $266 million — making it the highest-grossing tour ever. Swift’s upcoming album “Lover,” due out this summer, may just help her onto next year’s list.

Kylie Jenner ranks second on the list after Swift. The 21-year-old sold $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics in 2018, giving her annual earnings of $170 million. Jenner also made headlines earlier this year when Forbes said she was on track to become the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire.

Kanye West, takes the No. 3 spot. West’s Yeezy shoe line raked in an estimated $1 billion in sales over the past 12 months, Forbes reports. This is where the rapper makes most of his money; the Adidas partnership pays him a per-shoe royalty of 15% on wholesale. He also owns his Yeezy clothing company.

Kim Kardashian, also made the list at No. 26 with $72 million in annual earnings.

Jay-Z, who Forbes recently named as hip-hop’s first billionaire, made the list with his wife, Beyoncé. The couple ranked together at No. 20 after their “On the Run II” stadium tour earned them an estimated $5 million a night.

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