Forbes magazine released its list of the highest paid women in Music in 2014 on 4th November 2014. According to this list, Beyonce is leading with $115 million, while Taylor Swift ranked on number 2 with estimated earnings of $64 million. Let’s have a look at top 10 highest paid women singers in 2014.
1: Beyonce – $115 million
Beyonce is leading the top 10 chart with $115 million. It is more than double what she raked in last year. Beyonce pulled in this huge sum mostly from her tour. She was on number fourth last year, but this huge sum put the 33 year old singer ahead of other pop stars.
2: Taylor Swift – $64 Million
Taylor Swift, 24 has recently released her latest album, 1989. This album is breaking records on music charts. Her album 1989 becomes the first platinum album of the year. Taylor Swift jumped up one spot from last year to number 2 position. Currently, Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 is breaking ranking records all around the world. She is on number 2nd on Forbes’ list of top 10 highest paid female singers in 2014, but she is currently ranking on top in the music world with the record-breaker 1989.
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3: P!nk – $52 Million
The 35-year-old world-famous singer P!nk, was on number 8 in 2013, but this year she made huge progress and climbed up to number 3 on the list of the highest paid women in music in 2014. She made $52 million in 2014, most of which came from her 85 concerts that occurred during the time frame that Forbes compiled the list. P!nk grossed over 1 million per city.
4: Rihanna – $48 Million
Barbados-born singer Rihanna, pulled in $48 million this year.
5: Katy Perry – $40 Million
Katy Perry, 30, made it to number 5 on the list with her $40 million. She played only 20 public gigs during the Forbes magazine’s scoring period.
The stunning singer Jennifer Lopez raked in $37 million this year. With this huge sum, she ranked on number 6. Both the naughty teen singer, Miley Cyrus, and the Canadian singer, Celine Dion, made $36 million. Lady Gaga, 28, slumped from number 2 to number 9 this year with estimated earnings of $33 million. Lady Gaga enjoyed a peak of $90 million in 2011, but this year she couldn’t maintain her previous year’s ranking. Britney Spears ranked on number 10 with estimated earnings of $20 million. Many other female singers made double digit million, but wasn’t enough to make appearance on the top 10 list of Forbes.
Madonna, 56, ranked number 1 last year, left out of the top 10 this year. It is being said that the Queen of Pop, Madonna, will take her ranking back in the top ten next year, as she is going to release her next music album. She will also have a follow up tour next year.
It is important to note that Forbes magazine compiled this list after estimating the pre-tax income of these singers calculated for 12 months from June 2013 to 2014 based on the number of record sales, touring information merchandise sales and concert ticket sales, along with interviews with concert managers, lawyers and promoters.