by Samantha Denäe
Watch out America, Katy Perry is coming for the top spot! Forbes has released their annual list of highest paid entertainers and Katy Perry is named this highest paid woman in entertainment.
Katy, who pulled in a huge $135 million, came in third to Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao who brought in $300 million and $160 million – that fight brought up their stock didn’t it?
I’m sure everyone is thinking, “If Katy is the highest paid woman in entertainment then where is Queen Bey?” Well beyhive the Queen has seemingly been dethroned as she came in at #29 with earnings of $54.5 million. Kim K comes closely behind Beyoncé at #33. Taylor Swift also made the top ten list coming in with $80 million. Taylor and her boyfriend, Calvin Harris, beat out the Carter’s on Forbes Highest Paid Couple list as well.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped the list in first and second place respectively. Mayweather, who also happened to beat Pacquiao in a highly anticipated boxing match earlier this year, earned $300 million while his competitor took home $160 million.
Third place belongs to Katy Perry, whose Prismatic World Tour has launched her to huge monetary success. Earning $135 million, Perry rose in the rankings from No. 9 in 2014 to third place in 2015. One Direction still managed to land in fourth place, despite losing Zayn Malik. The group’s massive tour schedule and international travels have earned them $130 million.
The real surprise, however, falls on Beyoncé. The “Single Ladies” singer dropped to 29th place after earning only $54.5 million this year while taking home about $115 million.
Queen Bey has been dethroned! Shortly behind Beyoncé is Kim Kardashian, who has climbed her way up the ladder from No. 80 last year to No. 33 this year after earning $52.5 million.
Check out the Forbes’ Top 10 list:
1. Floyd Mayweather ($300 million)
2. Manny Pacquiao ($160 million)
3. Katy Perry ($135 million)
4. One Direction ($130 million)
5. Howard Stern ($95 million)
6. Garth Brooks ($90 million)
7. James Patterson ($89 million)
8. Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million)
9. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
10. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.5 million)
View the rest of the Forbes list here!
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