RICH AND UNDER 30
Today, Forbes released its annual list of the world’s highest-earning celebrities under 30. To be considered for Forbes’s elite list, a celebrity must earn at least $20 million a year. The members of One Direction, all of whom are under the age of 23, were the second-highest earners last year, and managed to bump up to the top spot in 2015. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan made well over the requisite $20 million: The boy band took in $130 million this year. While the pop band has to split their fortune four ways, Taylor Swift, coming off her massively successful 1989 album and worldwide tour, raked in $80 million all for herself. Even though the newly 26-year-old singer has had a terrific year, Swift must be getting tired of landing in second place: She lost out to Kendall Jenner for the title of celebrity with the most-liked photo on Instagram and got bested by Ed Sheeran as the earlier this month.
Other women who made the list include 29-year-old Lady Gaga, whose comeback tour with Tony Bennett and endorsement deals secured the singer a $59 million payday and landed her in the third spot. Jennifer Lawrence, the world’s highest-paid actress, came in fifth place, with $52 million in earnings. Maybe once theHollywood pay gap is fixed, Lawrence will finally climb to the top?