#Highest-#Paid #women in the world according to Forbes magazine.
Ten years ago, #Taylor Swift was best known as an up-and-coming country singer who’d just been interrupted by Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards. What a difference a decade makes: Fresh off her seventh studio album, Swift is the most-nominated act at this year’s VMAs—and the highest-paid woman in music.
Swift, who is also the world’s top-earning entertainer of any stripe, pulled in $185 million pretax over the past year. Much of it came from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which grossed a U.S.-record $266 million. She also cashed in on a new nine-figure deal with Universal’s Republic Records, and her new album Lover, released last week, is poised to add additional dollars to her coffers after a prime-time performance to kick off the 2019 VMAs.
“Taylor and her team understand the subtle yet important art of creating substantial moments,” says Kim Kaupe, a Forbes 30 Under 30 alum and cofounder of the Superfan Company, which has worked on album packages with Swift in the past. “These moments are not only perfectly captured by fans and media outlets, but they are the perfect bite-sized, PR-ready morsel that the news cycle loves.”
#About #Forbes #Magazine
#Forbes, American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. Headquarters are in New York City.
Founded in 1917 by Bertie Charles (“B.C.”) Forbes, a business columnist for William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper chain, Forbes magazine was the only major business magazine in the United States throughout the 1920s. By 1930, however, two business magazines had joined the market: Business Week and Fortune. During the 1930s and into the 1940s, Forbes magazine’s circulation numbers fell behind those of its two competitors. Working with his father, Forbes’s son Malcolm S. Forbes initiated several changes in the mid-1940s that increased circulation, including hiring a staff of writers to work exclusively for Forbes and starting the Forbes Investors Advisory Institute, an investment-advice service. Editors hired in the 1950s placed great emphasis upon factual accuracy, a move appreciated by businessmen, who increasingly viewed Forbes as a reliable source of financial information. The magazine enjoyed success throughout the 1970s and in 1982 launched the popular “Forbes Richest 400,” a list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. When Malcolm Forbes died in 1990, his son Steve Forbes became editor in chief. Under his leadership, Forbes launched several spin-off magazines, including Forbes Global Business and Finance (1998), and established international editions in Europe (1998) and Asia (2005).