Youth is truly one of the factors for a celebrity to reign supreme. But youth appears to play an even greater role in the stature of athletes, which was reflected on the latest list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities under 30, as a third of the list came from the world of sports.
The 29-year-old football superstar Lionel Messi led the athletes on the list made by Forbes with US$ 81 million worth of paycheck, ranking third overall.
Still, its popstar Taylor Swift that reigned over everyone listed, after raking in US$ 170 million from June 2014 to June 2015.
Forbes rounded the 30 twenty-something celebrities that banked over $28.5 million from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016. Collectively, these bankable celebrities raked in approximately US$ 1.5 billion in a year, before taxes and fees, Forbes wrote.
Here are the rest of the list’s top 10:
1. Taylor Swift (US $170 million)
Aside from having one of the best-selling albums in 2015, Swift also amassed at least US$ 200 million worth of sales for her 1989 world tour. She’s also the top endorser for Diet Coke, Apple Music and Keds.
2. One Direction (US $110 million)
The former top-paid celebrities, One Direction dropped a rank lower than last year’s but still earned more than a hundred million dollars, thanks to their world tour. The group made up of Niall Horan (23), Liam Payne (23), Harry Styles (22) and Louis Tomlinson (24) is currently in hiatus.