It comes as no surprise that Taylor Swift is the highest-paid female artist in music today and sits at the top spot on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music list, as the youngest female of the wealthy bunch.
Taylor Swift celebrated her debut self-titled album’s 10th anniversary on Oct. 24, and in her decade since crashing onto the music scene, the singer has ferociously built her empire, with Billboard 200 top-charting albums, a plethora of endorsements and business partnerships, and top-grossing tours, like her most recent 1989 tour, which drew in over $200 million. Swift flies to the top spot of Forbes’ list with $170 million made in the past year, replacing Katy Perry in pole position on the ranking.
U.K. pop powerhouse Adele trails behind Taylor Swift with $80.5 million, most of her wealth stemming from her album sales. Thanks to her Rebel Heart tour — which racked in over $170 million – Madonna bows at No. 3 with $76.5 million. Rihanna’s $75 million takes the No. 4 slot as Queen Bey closes out the top five highest-paid artists with $54 million.
Check out the top ten highest paid females in music below.
10. Celine Dion, $27 million
9. Shania Twain, $27.5 million
8. Britney Spears, $30.5 million
7. Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million
6. Katy Perry, $41 million
5. Beyoncé, $54 million
4. Rihanna, $75 million
3. Madonna, $76.5 million
2. Adele, $80 million
1. Taylor Swift, $170 million