The best paid celebrities of 2016

Forbes has released the highest paid celebrities of 2016 and here are the top earners.

The earnings of these celebrities have been calculated for the 12 month period between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Taylor Swift – $170 million

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One Direction – $110 million


James Patterson – $95 million

Writer James Patterson poses to promote the new movie "Alex Cross" based on his novel "Cross" at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2012. Patterson may have sold more than 260 million books worldwide, but he still has not tired of the thrills as his fictional detective, Alex Cross, once again comes to life on the big screen in the upcoming film. Picture taken October 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3A0N4

Cristiano Ronaldo – $88 million


Dr. Phil McGraw – $88 million


Kevin Hart – $87.5 million