Taylor Swift’s Earnings Have Dropped By Over $100 Million In The Last Year

Taylor Swift‘s decision to take some time out of the spotlight this year has seen a massive drop in her pay check.

Of course she’s still one of the highest paid celebrities in the world, but Forbes recent rich list has proven things have changed a lot for the ‘Shake it Off’ star in the last 12 months.

According to this year’s ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities of 2017’, Swift has had the biggest percentage drop in her earnings than any other star.


In 2016, the blonde songstress earned an incredible $170 million.

And with her worldwide 1989 tour being a complete sell-out, it’s no surprise she topped the list.

But this year the pop princess has so far raked in $44 million, a drop of over 74%.

With the absence of a tour, no new music and hardly any public appearances, the 27-year old’s earnings have seen a dramatic fall.

However, her deals with big brands like Apple, Keds and AT&T ensure she can still pocket millions of dollars while she’s taking a so-called ‘break’.

Coming out on top in this year’s Forbes list is, surprisingly, rap star Diddy – real name Sean John Combs.

He’s banked a whopping $130 million in the last 12 months.


The majority of the artist’s earnings come from him selling a third of his clothing line for $70 million.

His partnership with Diageo Ciroc vodka, as well as his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, also adds to his financial success.

The 47-year old even managed to top Queen Bey this year, whose earnings stand at $105 million.

Of course the release of Lemonade and her Formation world tour have brought Beyonce to second place.

Coming in at number three is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with a hefty pay check of $95 million.

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Yet despite Swift’s drop off the mark, it’s thought we could see a new album from her by the end of the year.

She’s recently been spotted getting cozy with British actor Joe Alwyn.

It’s thought she is even house hunting in London to be closer to her new beau.