Bow Down! Beyonce Leads Forbes’ List Of The Top Earning Women In Music: See The Top 10 Rankings

Mike Wass | November 4, 2014 5:20 pm

“Getting money, divas gettin’ money,” sang Beyonce on 2009 single/unofficial theme song “Diva”. That lyric proved prophetic when Forbes announced their list of the Top Earning Women In Music today (November 4). Beyonce raked in a jaw-dropping $115 million over the past 12 months — almost double what Taylor Swift made in second place ($64 million).

So where did Queen Bey collect her cash? Well, she performed 95 concerts within the timeframe and inked endorsement deals with H&M and Pepsi. She also sold more than two million copies of her groundbreaking visual album in the US alone. Other ladies with heavy purses include Pink, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Also, in further proof that touring is where the money is, Celine Dion and Britney Spears were very well remunerated. See the full list after the jump.

Forbes’ ‘Top Earning Women In Music’:

1. Beyonce – $115 Million 2. Taylor Swift – $64 Million 3. P!nk – $52 Million 4. Rihanna – $48 Million 5. Katy Perry – $40 Million 6. Jennifer Lopez – $37 Million 7. Miley Cyrus – $36 Million 8. Celine Dion – $36 Million 9. Lady Gaga – $33 Million 10. Britney Spears – $30 Million

Are you surprised by the rankings? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via Forbes].

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