Taylor Swift is the highest-paid feminine entertainer on this planet, incomes a cool $92 million in 2022 following the success of her tenth studio album “Midnights,” in line with a brand new report from Forbes.
Swift, 33, can also be the one girl to make the lower of the ten top-earning entertainers on this planet, per Forbes, rating ninth on the record behind Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, the Rolling Stones and different older male creatives in Hollywood.
To find out the rating, Forbes considers entertainers’ complete 2022 pretax earnings, minus charges for illustration (managers, legal professionals, and many others.) and enterprise working prices, per its methodology.
After releasing “Midnights” in October 2022, the 12-time Grammy winner turned the primary artist in historical past to assert the highest 10 spots on the Billboard Scorching 100. Though the album was an prompt hit, a lot of Swift’s $92 million revenue — roughly 70% — got here from her again catalog, together with income from streaming and album gross sales, Forbes reviews.
Whereas 2022 was a robust yr for Swift, her annual earnings had been nonetheless lower than half of what the highest-paid entertainers on this planet, the progressive rock band Genesis, made final yr. Altogether, Genesis earned $230 million in 2022, because of a $300 million music rights sale to Harmony Music Group in September.
The leisure trade is much from reaching gender parity: In 2021, lower than 25% of the artists on the Billboard Scorching 100 Yr-Finish Chart had been girls, researchers at USC Annenberg discovered, which is a far cry from the share of ladies that make up the U.S inhabitants (51%).
On common, girls actors earn about $1.1 million lower than their male co-stars, in line with 2017 analysis from three professors: Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez of the College of Huddersfield, Maria Navarro Paniagua of Lancaster College, and John S Heywood of the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Girls on the whole proceed to face a persistent pay hole, making solely 84 cents for each greenback paid to males — and for ladies of colour, the wage hole is even bigger, the Nationwide Girls’s Regulation Heart reviews.
Hollywood is not resistant to the gender wage hole. There wasn’t a single girl on Forbes’s record of the highest 10 highest-paid entertainers in 2022 — the highest-paid feminine entertainer, Reese Witherspoon, ranked twelfth for making $115 million in 2021.
Against this, “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, who claimed the No. 1 spot final yr, made $580 million in 2021, after promoting a part of his visible results agency Weta Digital to Unity Software program for a formidable $1.6 billion in November 2021.
2023 guarantees to be an excellent greater yr for Swift because the musician kicks off her 52-night Eras Tour in March, which comes with a possible 9-figure payout, per Forbes’s estimates.
Near 14 million followers tried to purchase tickets to the Eras Tour in November, crashing Ticketmaster and prompting a congressional listening to on the ticketing trade.
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