Forbes has once again published their annual Global Celebrity 100 list that aims to rank global celebrities by their pre-tax income. Once again, Taylor Swift tops the list, bringing in approximately $170 million in the past 12 months – from touring, merchandising, branding and more, the 1979 singer knows how to stretch a dollar.
The first EDM name on the list is, no surprise, Calvin Harris, with a reported $63 million income at #21. This is actually $3 million less than last year – reasons for this could vary, but it might have something to do with a more lax touring schedule and fewer songs released in the last 12 months. His Coachella appearance likely paid a pretty penny, but it might not count until next year’s ranking. Justin Bieber followed at the #26 spot with a reported $56 million.
Tiësto is featured at #70 with $38 million, and is the only other EDM “celebrity” on the list.
In order to form the Celebrity 100, FORBES evaluates pretax celebrity earnings from June 2015 to June 2016. Fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Figures are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves. The result is the definitive index of who’s making what in the global business of fame.
Take a look at the full list here.