Taylor Swift has topped Forbes’s list of the “Highest Earning Celebrities Under 30.”
The 2012 list is dominated by female stars who have taken six of the top ten spots, and four of the top five.
On Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid celebrities under 30, women take six spots, and four of the top five, led by Taylor Swift at No. 1. Forbes estimate that between May 2011 and May 2012, Swift earned $57 million.
Each of the 22-year-old singerâ€™s three albums have gone platinum at least four times. Then thereâ€™s her concerts, which bring in an average of $1 million per night, and her endorsement work for products like CoverGirl makeup.
Justin Bieber comes in at No. 2, with $55 million, Rihanna is at No. 3 with $53 million, and Gaga and Katy Perry round out the top five with $52 and $45 million, respectively.
Forbes 2012 – The Ten Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30
1. Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
2. Justin Bieber, 18 $55 million
3. Rihanna, 24, $53 million
4. Lady Gaga, 26, $52 million
5. Katy Perry, 27, $45 million
6. Adele, 24, $35 million
7. Kristen Stewart, 22, $34.5 million
8. Lil Wayne, 29, $27 million
9. Taylor Lautner, 20, $26.5 million
10. Robert Pattinson, 26, $26.5 million
To determine who the highest-paid celebrities under 30 are, Forbes considered album and concert sales, movie paydays, profit participation, endorsements and advertising work. The publication also talked to managers, agents, lawyers and other “in-the-know” people to come up with the above estimates.
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