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.

Emily Schienvar