Forbes' Highest-Paid Under 30: Taylor Swift's $57-Million Payday
When it comes to the under 30 set, Taylor Swift is at the top of the food chain. Forbes has named the country starlet, 22, the highest-paid star in the bunch, with a whopping $57 million in the bank.
The 22-year-old earned her keep through platinum album sales, but also brought in about $1 million per sold-out concert and has a lucrative deal with CoverGirl makeup.
On a list dominated by top female acts like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Justin Bieber managed to score the second spot.
The Biebs is rolling in the dough with a bankroll of $55 million. The 18-year-old's hit albums like “Believe” and “My World 2.0” helped him rake in about $12 million in record sales and he pulls in more cash with his Proactiv endorsement deal. Bieber is an investor too – with money in start-ups like Spotify, Enflick, Tinychat and Stamped.
Rihanna, 24, has been busy also, coming in at No. 3 with $53 million. The singer's “Talk That Talk” album and 85-night tour helped boost her earnings, as well as some key endorsements.
Lady Gaga, 26, nabbed the fourth spot with $52 million, a big drop from the whopping $90 million she made the year before. Meanwhile, Katy Perry, 27, took fifth place with $45 million.