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Highest Earning Entertainers In The World For 2019

Taylor Swift

Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift was ranked the highest-earning entertainer in the world. The “Shake It Off” singer tops the list with $185 million. Kylie Jenner came in second with an estimated 2019 earnings of $170 million.

Although the top two spots (Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner) were both women, only sixteen of the 100 highest-earning entertainers were female. Rounding out the top three was Kanye West, who earned $240 million in the last year.

Leonel Messi came in fourth with $127 million, and Ed Sheeran took the fifth spot with $110 million. No film actors made the top ten. Dwayne Johnson is the first actor to come up on the list, at No. 15, with an estimated 2019 income of $89.4 million.

RankName Total EarningsCountry
1Taylor Swift $185 millionUnited States
2Kylie Jenner $170 millionUnited States
3Kanye West $150 millionUnited States
4Lionel Messi $127 millionArgentina
5Ed Sheeran $110 millionUnited Kingdom
6Cristiano Ronaldo $109 millionPortugal
7Neymar $105 millionBrazil
8The Eagles $100 millionUnited States
9Dr. Phil McGraw $95 millionUnited States
10Canelo Alvarez $94 millionMexico
11Roger Federer $93.4 millionSwitzerland
12Howard Stern $93 millionUnited States
13J.K. Rowling $92 millionUnited Kingdom
14Russell Wilson $89.5 millionUnited States
15Dwayne Johnson $89.4 millionUnited States
16Aaron Rodgers $89.3 millionUnited States
17LeBron James $89 millionUnited States
18Rush Limbaugh $87 millionUnited States
19Elton John $84 millionUnited Kingdom
20Elton John $81 millionUnited States
21Beyoncé Knowles $80 millionUnited States
22Ellen DeGeneres $80.5 millionUnited States
23Stephen Curry $79.8 millionUnited States
24Chris Hemsworth $76.4 millionAustralia
25Drake $75 millionCanada
26Kim Kardashian West $72 millionUnited States
27Ryan Seacrest $71.5 millionUnited States
28Sean Combs $71 millionUnited States
29James Patterson $70 millionUnited States
30Metallica $68.5 millionUnited States
31Robert Downey Jr. $66 millionUnited States
32Kevin Durant $65.4 millionUnited States
33Akshay Kumar $65 millionCanada
34Tiger Woods $63.9 millionUnited States
35Gordon Ramsay $63 millionUnited Kingdom
36Rihanna $62 millionBarbados
37David Copperfield $60 millionUnited States
38Kevin Hart $59 millionUnited States
39Jackie Chan $58.5 millionHong Kong
40Travis Scott $58 millionUnited States
41Katy Perry $57.5 millionUnited States
42Justin Timberlake $57.2 millionUnited States
43BTS $57 millionUnited States
44Bradley Cooper $57 millionUnited States
45Pink $57 millionUnited States
46Adam Sandler $57 millionUnited States
47Scarlett Johansson $56 millionUnited States
48Ben Roethlisberger $55.5 millionUnited States
49Lewis Hamilton $55 millionUnited Kingdom
50Anthony Joshua $55 MUnited Kingdom
51Khalil Mack $55 millionUnited States
52Russell Westbrook $53.7 millionUnited States
53Billy Joel $52 millionUnited States
54Bruno Mars $51.5 millionUnited States
55Novak Djokovic $50.6 millionSerbia
56Mike Trout $50.6 millionUnited States
57Jimmy Buffett $50 millionUnited States
58Eminem $50 millionUnited States
59Fleetwood Mac $49 millionUnited Kingdom
60Judy Sheindlin $49 millionUnited States
61Phil Mickelson $48.4 millionUnited States
62Ariana Grande $48 millionUnited Kingdom
63Paul McCartney $48 millionUnited States
64James Harden $47.7 millionUnited States
65Conor McGregor $47 millionIreland
66DeMarcus Lawrence $46.9 millionUnited States
67Sean Hannity $46 millionUnited States
68The Chainsmokers $46 millionUnited States
69Steve Harvey $45 millionUnited States
70Bryce Harper $44.5 millionUnited States
71Guns N' Roses $44 millionUnited States
72Chris Paul $43.8 millionUnited States
73Chris Evans $43.5 millionUnited States
74Kyrie Irving $43.3 millionUnited States
75Giannis Antetokounmpo $43.2 millionGreece
76Jennifer Lopez $43 millionUnited States
77Sofaa Vergara $43 millionColombia
78Luke Bryan $42.5 millionUnited States
79Drew Brees $42.4 millionUnited States
80Simon Cowell $42 millionUnited Kingdom
81Aaron Donald $41.4 millionUnited States
82Damian Lillard $41.1 millionUnited States
83Paul Rudd $41 millionUnited States
84Jerry Seinfeld $41 millionUnited States
85Rolling Stones $41 millionUnited Kingdom
86Sebastian Vettel $40.3 millionGermany
87DJ Khaled $40 millionUnited States
88Marshmello $40 millionUnited States
89The Weeknd $40 millionCanada
90Lady Gaga $39.5 millionUnited States
91Blake Griffin $39.1 millionUnited States
92Dave Matthews Band $39 millionUnited States
93Rory McIlroy $39 millionUnited Kingdom
94Paul George $38.6 millionUnited States
95Zac Brown Band $38.5 millionUnited States
96Calvin Harris $38.5 millionUnited Kingdom
97Kendrick Lamar $38.5 millionUnited States
98Brandin Cooks $38 millionCanada
99Shawn Mendes $38 millionUnited States
100Celine Dion $37.5 millionCanada

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