In 2005 Taylor Swift was still a blip on music’s radar: a country-singing teenager with a guitar—and possibly some teardrops—who was just getting noticed for her charismatic voice and talent for song-writing. Fast forward to a decade later and Swift is completing a year that proved to the music industry that she is a force to be reckoned with. With a platinum album, wildly popular world tour and industry clout that made even the seemingly all-powerful Apple change its tune, Swift’s place in music has gone from teen idol to undeniable power broker this past year.
And, as so often is the case, where there is power, there is money. Swift made $80 million between June 2014 and June 2015, making her one of the highest-paid musicians on this year’s Celebrity 100. Swift has her music to thank for most of her income: She is one of the few stars on our list to make in the double-digit millions for music sales—mostly of her 1989 album—and the accompanying world tour has also added millions to her income. Thanks to an enormous fan base, which stretches far past teenage girls, and social media following, Swift has landed lucrative endorsement deals with Keds, Sony and Diet Coke. Maybe this success is why Swift has no trouble shaking off the haters.