Taylor Swift Tops a List of the Highest-Paid Women in Music

November 3, 2016

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The unstoppable list-makers at Forbes.com have released their annual list of ‘The Highest Paid Women in Music,’ and this year, TAYLOR SWIFT is #1, raking in $170 million over the past year or so.

Here’s the Top 10, along with the money they made from things like:  Album and merchandise sales, licensing, publishing royalties, endorsements, and touring.



1.  Taylor Swift, $170 million


2.  Adele, $80.5 million


3.  Madonna, $76.5 million


4.  Rihanna, $75 million


5.  Beyoncé, $54 million


6.  Katy Perry, $41 million


7.  Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million


8.  Britney Spears, $30.5 million


9.  Shania Twain, $27.5 million


10.  Celine Dion, $27 million



Others who didn’t make the Top 10, but still made eight figures include:  Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez, Halsey, and G.E.M.