We already had an idea of how much Taylor Swift was separating herself from the rest of the financial field this year when Forbes declared her the year’s highest-paid woman in music. Now, they’ve removed gender from the equation and made it official: In 2016, no one in music is getting money like T-Swift.
Forbes says that during their scoring period — from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016 — Swift made an estimated $170 million, “thanks to her mega-successful 1989 tour and various product endorsements.” That’s about $60 million more than their second-biggest earner: One Direction, who raked in a still-pretty-good $110 mil for the period.
Adele rates third in the Forbes financial rankings with $80 million, though the site points out that the diamond-selling singer-songwriter is “one of the few acts still making more on recorded music than anything else.” The top five is rounded out by Billboard Woman of the Year honoree Madonna ($76.5 million) and Pandora queen Rihanna ($75 million).
Read more about the top earners of the music world here.