How much Taylor Swift earned to become the world's highest-paid celebrity

Rory McIlroy and Niall Horan represent this island on the Forbes 100

Taylor Swift has topped this year's Forbes 100 list as the world's highest-paid celebrity for 2015.

The 1989 star took in $170m (€153.3m), easily surpassing second place – and that's a group of people.

One Direction, which includes Mullingar's Niall Horan in its pop ranks, took in $110m (€99.2m) in 2015, off the back of a new album and world tour.

The only other entry from this isle was Rory McIlroy, who clocked in at No. 60 with $42.5m (€38.3) for the year.

Crime author James Patterson came in third place, while recent European Championship winner Cristiano Ronaldo had to share fourth place with Dr Phil.

His $88m should be consolation, as should the fact it makes him the highest-paid sports star in the world. He beat footballing rival Lionel Messi, who came in eight.

Dwanee "The Rock" Johnson's $64.5m made him the highest paid actor in the world in 2015, replacing Robert "Iron Man" Downey Jr.

Kim Kardashian, who featured at No. 42, earned 40% of her $51m (€46m) from her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Glu Mobile, the game's maker, is planning to release a Taylor Swift app next year.

Magazine editor Zack O'Malley Greenberg said:

"From soccer games in Spain to concerts in China, fans are willing to shell out to see big names - and this is driving the celebrity economy to ever greater heights."

Here's the top 10:

1. Taylor Swift – $170m (€153.3m)
2. One Direction – $110m (€99.2m)
3. James Patterson (Author) – $95m (€85.7m)
4. Dr Phil McGraw (US TV personality) & Cristiano Ronaldo – $88m (€79.4)
6. Kevin Hart – $87.5m (€78.5m)
7. Howard Stern – $85m (€76.6m)
8. Lionel Messi – $81.5m (€73.5m)
9. Adele – $80.5m (€72.6m)
10. Rush Limbaugh – $79m (€71.3m)

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