Famous singer Taylor Swift has dominated the top of Forbes’ list of ‘Highest Paid Under 30′ list.
The business magazine said the Swift earned $57 million in the 12 months to May, a period that included the North American and Australasian legs of her 111-concert “Speak Now” tour.
Taylor Swift is not only the highest paid musician, but she’s also the highest paid entertainer under 30, with three of her albums going platinum four times over and each tour earning her up to $1million.
Teen idol Justin Bieber, 18, the only male in the top five, placed second at $55 million, followed by Rihanna ($53 million), Lady Gaga ($52 million) and Katy Perry ($45 million).
Last year, Lady Gaga topped the list at $90 million. Forbes said her slump is likely due to the fact that she did not tour during its May-to-May review period.
“Expect the pop princess to earn more next year,” it said.
Forbes said it considered “album and concert sales, movie paydays, profit participation, endorsements and advertising work,” and interviewed showbiz insiders such as managers and agents, in coming up with its under-30 list.