On the strength of her "reputation" tour, pop star Taylor Swift leapfrogged from No. 21 last year to the top spot in Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities.
Swift, 29, earned an estimated $185 million pretax from June 1, 2018, to June 1, 2019, Forbes said. Her 2018 stadium tour was the highest-grossing ever, not counting inflation, pulling in $266.1 million. She had previously topped the 2016 list, following her quarter-billion-dollar "1989" tour.
Edging up from No. 3 to take the second slot is reality-TV star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner, 21, whom Forbes calls history's youngest self-made billionaire. Her estimated $170 million over the past year is slightly more than last year's take of $166.5 million. The new No. 3 is Jenner's brother-in-law, rapper Kanye West, 42, most of whose income is derived from his Yeezy sneakers partnership with Adidas. The Yeezy brand grossed an estimated $1 billion in sales over the past year, the magazine said. West's wife, reality-TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, 38, who is Jenner's half-sister, comes in at No. 26, with $72 million
Rounding out the top 10 are soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar da Silva Santos, known simply as Neymar; music acts Ed Sheeran and, collectively, the band the Eagles; TV personality and psychologist Phil McGraw; and boxer Canelo Álvarez.
Long Island entertainers on the list include radio personality Howard Stern, 65, raised in Roosevelt and Rockville Centre (No. 12, $93 million); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Billy Joel, 70, who was raised in Hicksville and whose area homes include an estate in Centre Island, (No. 53, $52 million); and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, 64, raised in Massapequa (No. 83, $41 million). Former Long Islander Jennifer Lopez, 49, who for years lived in Brookville, was No. 76, with $43 million.
Forbes estimates gross earnings, using data from Nielsen Music, Pollstar, IMDb, NPD BookScan and comScore, as well as interviews with industry figures.
1. Taylor Swift $185 million
2, Kylie Jenner $170 million
3. Kanye West $150 million
4. Lionel Messi $127 million
5. Ed Sheeran $110 million
6. Cristiano Ronaldo $109 million
7. Neymar $105 million
8. Eagles $100 million
9. Dr. Phil McGraw $95 million
10. Canelo Alvarez $94 million