Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching! The annual Forbes list of highest paid women in music is out, and the controversial Taylor Swift tops the list by a long mile. Swift, who’s had a feud with Kanye West earlier this year, racked up a whopping sum of $170m, and is a good $90m above Adele who comes in at number 2.
Her earnings are mainly due to her 1989 World Tour raking in a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue along with lucrative endorsement deals with brands such as Diet Coke, Apple and more.
Everyone’s favorite Queen, Beyonce comes in at #5 with $54m and shockingly is below Rihanna who raked in $75m to hit up the number 4 spot. Unlike last year that featured Nikki Minaj in the top 10, this year no hip-hop artist made it in the list.
Full list below:
1. Taylor Swift – $170m (£137.8m)
2. Adele – $80.5m (£65.2m)
3. Madonna – $76.5m (£62m)
4. Rihanna – $75m (£60.8m)
5. Beyonce – $54m (£43.8m)
6. Katy Perry – $41m (£33.2m)
7. Jennifer Lopez – $39.5m (£32m)
8. Britney Spears – $30.5m (£24.7m)
9. Shania Twain – $27.5m (£22.3m)
10. Celine Dion – $27m (£21.9m)