Taylor Swift makes Forbes's Top 10 list of highest-earning entertainers

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Taylor Swift has made Forbes's Top 10 list of highest-earning entertainers in 2022 earning 92 million US for the year.

After releasing her 10th studio album Midnights in October 2022, Taylor Swift became the first artist in history to claim the top ten spots on the Billboard Hot 100 song list.

A month later, 14 million l fans tried to buy tickets to the 12- time Grammy winner’s 2023 Eras Tour, overwhelming Ticketmaster and prompting a massive backlash against the ticket site, with the Department of Justice reportedly opening an antitrust investigation.

Swift came in at number 9 on the list which was topped by Genesis who earned 230 million followed by Sting on 210 million.

Despite the success of Midnights and the anticipation for Eras (which hints at an even better 2023), the pop icon scored most of her $92 million in earnings from music she’d released in years past. 

The 33-year-old’s back catalog made up an estimated 70% of her pay, including profits from streaming and album sales. (Universal Music Group, which gets 3% of its revenue from Swift, sold $50 million worth of physical albums in 2022, per a JP Morgan analyst report).

it’s the sixth time she’s made the cut—and she ranked No. 1 in 2019.