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Floyd Mayweather, Katy Perry Top Forbes' 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities List

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    There have been some serious shakeups on this year's Forbes Top 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities list.

    For starters, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao top the list in first and second place respectively. Mayweather, who also happened to beat Pacquiao in a highly anticipated boxing match earlier this year, earned $300 million while his competitor took home $160 million.

    Third place belongs to Katy Perry, whose Prismatic World Tour has launched her to huge monetary success. Earning $135 million, Perry rose in the rankings from No. 9 in 2014 to third place in 2015. One Direction still managed to land in fourth place, despite losing Zayn Malik. The group's massive tour schedule and international travels have earned them $130 million.

    The real surprise, however, falls on Beyonce. The "Single Ladies" singer dropped to 29th place after earning only $54.5 million this year, and landed on Forbes' list after husband Jay Z who earned $56 million.

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    Behind Beyonce is Kim Kardashian, who has climbed her way up the ladder from No. 80 last year to No. 33 this year after earning $52.5 million.

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    Here is the Top 10 List:

    1. Floyd Mayweather ($300 million)

    2. Manny Pacquiao ($160 million)

    3. Katy Perry ($130 million)

    4. One Direction ($130 million)

    5. Howard Stern ($95 million)

    6. Garth Brooks ($90 million)

    7. James Patterson ($89 million)

    8. Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million)

    8. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

    10. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.5 million)

    To see the list in full, check out Forbes.

    Although Taylor Swift falls behind rumored nemesis Perry, Swift has found herself at the top of another list. This time they're taking the prize for highest-paid celebrity couple. She and boyfriend Calvin Harris have raked in a whopping $146 million in the last year, according to Forbes, which blows the Carters' measly $110.5 million out of the water. Swift's latest album, "1989," was the best-selling album of 2014 and her tour certainly helped catapult her success. Harris, according to the finance magazine, is the highest-paid DJ in the world.

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