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Taylor Swift is 'world's highest-paid musician'

Taylor Swift has been named the highest-paid musician in the world, earning more than $1 million a day, according to a new poll.

Editors at MailOnline.com estimate the Style superstar has raked in around $317 million since January (15), mostly due to her hit singles, world tour, and her endorsement deals.


She released her fifth album, 1989, in October last year (14), which sold 1.3 million copies in its first week alone, debuting at number one across the world.


On top of the album's huge success, her 1989 World Tour has proved to be a big money-maker for Taylor, with just five shows making her $16.8 million alone.


As well as her huge musical wealth, she has a line of endorsements which have reportedly added millions to her bank account, including her three fragrances with Elizabeth Arden, and deals with Diet Coke and footwear company Keds.


Los Angeles-based media analyst Mike Raia says of the Shake It Off singer, "Right now, Taylor is untouchable. She is so far ahead of everyone else in the industry that she has become not only a powerhouse entertainer but also an important mover and shaker on the commercial side on the music business."


The news emerges four months after Taylor was placed eighth on the Forbes Celebrity 100 Rich List earlier this year (15).


Her money news may soften the blow of injuring her hand before her latest gig in Texas on Saturday (17Oct15). Taylor shared a photo on her Instagram.com account of her bandaged thumb with her lucky number, 13, written on it. Referencing her Bad Blood hit, she wrote, "Band aids don't fix kitchen knife-related injuries."