A new rich list: The highest-paid women in music

Forbes is at it again, compiling a list of the estimated earnings of celebrities. In this case, they’ve given us a top 10 list of the highest-paid women in music (i.e. revenues from the past 12 months). All figures in US$.

  1. Taylor Swift, $185 million
  2. Beyonce, $81 million
  3. Rihanna, $62 million
  4. Katy Perry, $57.5 million
  5. P!nk, $57 million
  6. Ariana Grande, $48 million
  7. Jennifer Lopez, $43 million
  8. Lady Gaga, $39.5 million
  9. Celine Dion, $37.5 million
  10. Shakira, $35 million

Get all the analysis from Forbes here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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