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With an estimated earning last year of $45 million, Taylor came in at No. 19, only slightly edging out TV court-show host Judge Judy Sheindlin. Not surprisingly, Oprah Winfrey topped the list, with an estimated earning of $315 million. She's followed by movie director James Cameron with $210 million, Tyler Perry with $125 million, movie director and producer Michael Bay with $120 million and Tiger Woods rounding out the top five with an estimated income of $105 million for the year. Other celebrities on the list include Steven Spielberg, Beyoncé Knowles, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Sandra Bullock.
This is not Taylor's first appearance on a Forbes list of top money-makers. In June of 2010, Taylor found herself on their tally of the Most Powerful Celebrities, where she joined the Jonas Brothers, Johnny Depp, Jay-Z and Jennifer Aniston. And just a few months ago, the superstar made it onto Forbes list of Highest-Earning Women, where she came in at No. 9 on a list that included Miley Cyrus, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna.
Taylor may have to become accustomed to making it onto the highest-earning lists. She sold out her worldwide Fearless tour last year, and is getting ready to hit the road on her Speak Now World Tour, which will take her all over the globe. Her latest CD, 'Speak Now' sold more than one million copies when it was first released, and has already spawned two top ten singles, 'Mine' and 'Back to December.' But even though she admits her schedule can be grueling, she says she wouldn't have it any other way.
"I'm loving it! I get tired, but I never get tired of it," Taylor tells The Boot. "When you spend so much time daydreaming about things like [this], when that actually happens, you don't ever complain. When I go to a restaurant, do I know a line will form at the table? But didn't I always wish for that? Yeah I did. So I never want to be the girl who wanted something so bad her whole life and then when she gets it, she complains about it. I'm not gonna be that girl."
Taylor's tour, which will include opening act NeedtoBreathe, kicks off February 9 in Singapore. Find her concert schedule here.