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Forbes reveals 2016’s top-earning celebrities: Taylor Swift, One Direction top list

Taylor Swift, One Direction and James Patterson topped the charts for this year’s celebrity earners.

The annual Celebrity 100 list, which names the top 100 celebrity earners, was released by Forbes on Monday afternoon. Swift placed first on the list with an income of $170 million for the year.

Forbes’ cover story features Kim Kardashian, who came in 42nd place with $51 million, 40 percent of which came from her mobile game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.”

Earlier in the day, Forbes announced that Beyoncé and Jay Z are the world’s highest paid celebrity couple, bringing in a total of $107.5 million. Beyoncé took the No. 34 spot on the list of top celebrity earners with $54 million, with her husband coming just behind at No. 36 with $53.5 million.

No. 1: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list
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Taylor Swift topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list with $170 million after her "1989" World Tour earned more than $200 million.

No. 2: One Direction

Boy band One Direction earned the second spot
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Boy band One Direction earned the second spot on the Celebrity 100 list with $110 million.

No. 3: James Patterson

Author James Patterson took third place with $95
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Author James Patterson took third place with $95 million.

No. 4: Dr. Phil

TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw tied for fourth
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TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw tied for fourth at $88 million.

No. 4: Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tied with Dr. Phil
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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tied with Dr. Phil for the No. 4 spot with $88 million.

No. 6: Kevin Hart

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brought in $87.5
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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brought in $87.5 million, snagging himself the sixth spot on the Celebrity 100 list.

No. 7: Howard Stern

Radio and television personality Howard Stern took the
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Radio and television personality Howard Stern took the No. 7 spot on the Celebrity 100 list with $85 million.

No. 8: Lionel Messi

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi came in at

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi came in at No. 8 with $81.5 million.

No. 9: Adele

After releasing her album
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After releasing her album "25," Adele snagged ninth place on the list of top celebrity earners with $80.5 million.

No. 10: Rush Limbaugh

Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh took spot
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Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh took spot No. 10 with $79 million.

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