Highest paid celebrities revealed: Taylor Swift beat the Kardashians

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Kylie Jenner came in second after bringing in an estimated US$170 million, thanks to her booming online lip kits and cosmetics company.

Swift, hot off her 2018 Reputation tour and album, earned an estimated US$185 million (S$251 million).

Speaking of sharing, Swift shares the upper ranks of the list with an intermittent nemesis, Kanye West, coming in at No. 3 with $150 million. Talk about power couples. Such indicator managed to reach through world tour in support of her album Reputation, which was the most lucrative in U.S. history, bringing $mishpat 266: 1 million.

Earlier this year Forbes declared Jenner to be the world's youngest billionaire.

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The actor, who has been a constant hit at the Box Office in recent times, has now also managed a spot in World's Highest-Paid entertainers' list, that too at number 33.

She was followed by two members of the Kardashian family - the queen of the makeup world and the half-sister to Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and the extended member, rapper/entrepreneur, Kanye West.

New entries in this year's countdown include South Korean group BTS at 43, Ariana Grande at 62 and actor Paul Rudd, who is ranked joint 83rd. She is now the only music artist to top the list twice. Other musicians in the top 10 are Ed Sheeran at No. 5 (with $110 million) and The Eagles at No. 8 ($100 million).

-J.K Rowling (#13) and James Patterson (#28) are the only authors on the list, with Rowling making a majority of her earnings from Harry Potter inspired theme-parks, theatre productions and films. The third, fourth and fifth positions were taken by Kayne West, Lionel Messi and Ed Sheeran.

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