Taylor Swift Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music

Taylor Swift Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music

It comes as no surprise that Taylor Swift is the highest-paid female artist in music today and sits at the top spot on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music list, as the youngest female of the wealthy bunch.

Taylor Swift celebrated her debut self-titled album’s 10th anniversary on Oct. 24, and in her decade since crashing onto the music scene, the singer has ferociously built her empire, with Billboard 200 top-charting albums, a plethora of endorsements and business partnerships, and top-grossing tours, like her most recent 1989 tour, which drew in over $200 million. Swift flies to the top spot of Forbes’ list with $170 million made in the past year, replacing Katy Perry in pole position on the ranking.

U.K. pop powerhouse Adele trails behind Taylor Swift with $80.5 million, most of her wealth stemming from her album sales. Thanks to her Rebel Heart tour — which racked in over $170 million – Madonna bows at No. 3 with $76.5 million. Rihanna’s $75 million takes the No. 4 slot as Queen Bey closes out the top five highest-paid artists with $54 million.

Check out the top ten highest paid females in music below.

10. Celine Dion, $27 million

9. Shania Twain, $27.5 million

8. Britney Spears, $30.5 million

7. Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million

6. Katy Perry, $41 million

5. Beyoncé, $54 million

4. Rihanna, $75 million

3. Madonna, $76.5 million

2. Adele, $80 million

1. Taylor Swift, $170 million

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  1. oys
    November 04, 07:55 Reply

    old news, why the recycling

  2. Mandy
    November 04, 08:34 Reply

    The Beyhive aint gonna like this, especially in light of the mega success Beyonce’s tour was this year.

    • oys
      November 04, 09:28 Reply

      This list is from June 1 2015 to June 1 2016, FWT ain’t included.
      Trust the west to hype their own, hence the repackaging of the list

  3. Lorde
    November 04, 09:17 Reply

    Madonna is still the baddest bitch there is, still relevant even tho she’s older than God

  4. posh6666
    November 04, 09:19 Reply

    Haba the gap btw Taylor and others tho! Taylor is a witch.

  5. posh6666
    November 04, 09:21 Reply

    So Celine dion is still raking in cash?wow

    • Pink Panther
      November 04, 10:53 Reply

      I was surprised by that too. To see her in top 10. Ms. Dion be powering still.

  6. Delle
    November 04, 10:12 Reply

    And mehn, the margin between the first and second?

  7. Bain
    November 04, 10:26 Reply

    let’s next year come…Beyonce will so thrash the list….formation tour has been wildly successful… Taylor who?

  8. Lorde
    November 04, 11:08 Reply

    Her outstanding success this year was credited mostly to her Apple deal

  9. BlurryFace
    November 04, 18:58 Reply

    *smiles at the thought of how bey would run over this list back and forth and back again next year

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