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Top 10 Highest Paid Women In Entertainment 2019

Forbes released the list of the top 100 highest paid celebrities of 2019, and here are the Top 10 Highest Paid Women In Entertainment 2019 with Taylor Swift at the top.
Top 10 Highest Paid Women In Entertainment 2019

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10. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

9. Pink: $57 million

8. Katy Perry: $57.5 million

7. Rihanna: $62 million

6. Kim Kardashian West: $72 million

5. Ellen DeGeneres: $80.5 million

4. Beyoncé: $81 million

3. J.K. Rowling: $92 million

2. Kylie Jenner: $170 million

1. Taylor Swift: $185 million

10. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million
Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress who has a net worth of $165 million. Scarlett Johansson made her debut at the age of nine appearing in the movie "North" with Elijah Wood. She followed this role up with a spate of minor roles, eventually earning critical accolades for her performance in 1996's "Manny and Lo".

She made the leap to adult roles with "Lost in Translation", opposite Bill Murray, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a BAFTA. She followed the performance with "The Girl With the Pearl Earring", for which she was again nominated for both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

Other key films for Johansson include in The Other Boleyn Girl and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, her second collaboration with Woody Allen, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

9. Pink: $57 million
Pink: $57 million

Pink (stylized as P!nk) is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $200 million. Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore on September 8, 1979 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In high school she joined her first band, called "The Middleground".

At the age of 16 she joined an all girl group known as "Choice", which included Chrissy Conway of the Christian girl group ZOEgirl. The group signed with LaFace records, and recorded the song "Key To My Heart" for the movie "Kazaam". After that the group disbanded, but Pink stayed on with the recorded company.

Pink would go on to become one of the most successful solo artists in the world. She has been a force in the music business for over 10 years, with over 50 million albums sold, 95 million singles sold, plus multiple Grammy awards, Billboard awards, MTV Music awards and more. P!nk has also headlined several major worldwide solo tours.

8. Katy Perry: $57.5 million
Katy Perry: $57.5 million

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson “Katy Perry” is an American singer, actress, and songwriter from Santa Barbara. Perry is mostly known for her songs ‘I Kissed a Girl’ (2008), ‘Hot n Cold’ (2008), ‘Teenage Dream’ (2010) and ‘Part of Me’ (2012).

She initially gained recognition when she released her debut single ‘ I Kissed a Girl’ which topped the U.S Billboard Hot 100 list that year.

As of 2019, Katy Perry’s net worth is roughly $330 million dollars. Today Katy Perry is one of the best pop singers in the world.

7. Rihanna: $62 million
Rihanna: $62 million

Pop star Rihanna is now America’s richest female musician, with a net worth of $600 million. And she’s one of the wealthiest self-made women under age 40, according to Forbes’ 2019 list.

Though the 31-year-old has made millions, she doesn’t plan on slowing down. “I never thought I’d make this much money, so a number is not going to stop me from working,” she tells  The New York Times Style Magazine. “I’m working out of what I love to do, what I’m passionate about.”

6. Kim Kardashian West: $72 million
Kim Kardashian West: $72 million

Social media queen Kardashian West has parlayed reality TV into a real fortune by selling a mobile game, emojis and, now, cosmetics.

The bulk of her fortune comes from her 2-year-old cosmetics company KKW Beauty, which generated more than $100 million in sales in 2018.

The celebrity daughter of O.J. Simpson's attorney, Kardashian West is following in her father's footsteps, apprenticing to be a lawyer.

Passionate about criminal justice reform, she is forgoing law school but plans to take the bar in 2022.

5. Ellen DeGeneres: $80.5 million
Ellen DeGeneres: $80.5 million

Ellen Degeneres is one of the most well-known comedians of our time and has grown her success within the last decade through her talk show The Ellen Degeneres Show. Through the many years that the show has been on the air, it has won over 80 awards.

Besides being a comedian Ellen is also a writer, producer, and actress and in 2019, Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is approximately $450 million.

4. Beyoncé: $81 million
Beyoncé: $81 million

Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter is an American dancer, singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and actress from Houston.

She initially gained recognition when she became the lead singer of the R&B girl group ‘Destiny’s Child’ in the 1990’s. Today Beyonce is known as one of the best singers in the world.

As of 2019, Beyonce’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $500 million dollars.

3. J.K. Rowling: $92 million
J.K. Rowling: $92 million

J.K Rowling is an English author, best known for creating the Harry Potter franchise.

Rowling started from the bottom, and is a pure example of rags to riches. Her story is not just inspiring but is full of practical lessons as well.

Born and brought up in the UK, Joanne Rowling, better known as J.K. Rowling, faced her own share of problems right from her childhood to well into her adult years too. Following this, she went on to entertain the world with her set of magical stories.
As of 2019, J.K Rowling’s net worth is roughly $1 billion.

2. Kylie Jenner: $170 million


Kylie Jenner: $170 million

At 21, celebrity-turned-makeup mogul Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire ever.

Jenner, who started out peddling $29 lip kits in 2015, sold an estimated $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics in 2018.

In November 2018, Jenner launched a distribution deal with beauty retailer Ulta and sold an estimated $55 million of product in just 6 weeks.

In May 2019 she announced the launch of her vegan Kylie Skin line. She recently filed a trademark for a possible baby line.

Thanks to its super low overhead and massive sales, the company is worth at least $900 million. Jenner owns a 100% stake.

Jenner used $250,000 of her earnings from modeling gigs to pay an outside company to produce her first 15,000 lip kits.

1. Taylor Swift: $185 million

Taylor Swift Net Worth: How Did The World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Make Her Money?

Taylor Swift: $185 million

So, how did the country artist turned pop star rack up so much money in the last year? A large chunk of it can be attributed to The Reputation Stadium Tour. Billboard Boxscore reported that it broke the record for highest-grossing tour coming in at $266.1 million in gross sales, and that's just domestically. Including the international run of the tour, Forbes clocked her gross earnings in at $345 million.

This isn't the first time the 29-year-old has taken the throne as the highest-paid celebrity. In 2016, Swift captured the first-place spot courtesy of The 1989 World Tour. Back then, she topped the list raking in a cool $170 million (same as Kylie's 2019 earnings).

While the "ME!" singer's latest earnings come in at $185 million, her net worth is reportedly much larger. Business Insider has Swift's net worth totaling about $360 million as of this month. She amassed such wealth through her music, merchandise, and endorsements.

With the way things are going, Swift doesn't seem like she plans on taking a break anytime soon. She's released two singles, "ME!" and "You Need To Calm Down", both off of her upcoming album "Lover" which is scheduled to be released later this summer. And, if she continues the trend, Swift will also do a tour for her seventh studio album which will no doubt pull in hundreds of millions more for the artist.
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