American business giant Forbes has published its annual list of the 30 top-earning celebrities under the age of 30 for 2016 and it features the usual suspects along with a slew of new entries.

Unsurprisingly, pop queen Taylor Swift comes out on top of the pile, having banked a staggering $170 million during the past year. Swift’s 1989 tour grossed $200 million in North America, demolishing the previous record held by the Rolling Stones and placing her comfortably ahead of One Direction ($110 million) and soccer GOAT Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) in second and third places, respectively. Elsewhere in the top 10, Rhianna placed at number five ($75 million), Justin Bieber at sixth ($56 million), and The Weeknd at ninth ($55 million).

Drake, who turned 30 last month, again made the list, this time at number 17 ($38 million), meaning he ranked 10 places higher than the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, who uncharacteristically finished in 27th place ($32.5 million). Athletes were well represented, with 10 featuring overall thanks to the age factor.

Sadly, the list once again asserts the very real issue of a gender gap. Nearly 90 percent of the celebrities featured under 30 were men; a damning figure, yet still slightly higher than the all-ages Celeb 100’s at 85 percent.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 List Top 10:

1. Taylor Swift ($170 million)

2. One Direction ($110 million)

3. Lionel Messi ($81.5 million)

4. Adele ($80.5 million)

5. Rihanna ($75 million)

6. Justin Bieber ($56 million)

7. Novak Djokovic ($56 million)

8. Kevin Durant ($56 million)

9. The Weeknd ($55 million)

10. Jordan Spieth ($53 million)

Check out the full list over at Forbes here, and then be sure to check out September’s  ‘Hip Hop Cash Kings‘ list.

  • Source: Forbes
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