Beyonce And Rihanna Among Forbes’ List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music

Beyonce and Rihanna‘s hard work in 2018 definitely paid off! The performers made Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid women in music.

Katy Perry claimed the top spot pulling in $83 million pretax during Forbes’ scoring period. Taylor Swift came in second with $80 million. Queen Bey came in as a strong third making $60 million pretax.

Beyonce’s Coachella performance, joint album with hubby Jay-Z and last summer’s On The Run II tour aided in The Queen reigning supreme.

Rihanna rakes in a strong $37.5 million pretax. Her growing Fenty Beauty line and Savage Lingerie line is helping to establish the performer as a solid businesswoman.

Figures are for pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors.

Here’s the full list —

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

3. Beyoncé ($60 million)

4. Pink ($52 million)

5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)

7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)

8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)

9. Celine Dion ($31 million)

10. Britney Spears ($30 million)


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