Taylor and Hunter: The Young and the Successful

Country stars make Forbes’ "30 Under 30."

Taylor by ABC/Richard Harbaugh; Hunter by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

To be young and in love is one thing, but to be young and successful isn't just profitable, it makes you one of Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30." And country music boasts two entries on the recently released list.

Hunter Hayes (22) found his way onto the list, with the magazine noting “the pop-country crossover crooner makes his ‘30 Under 30’ debut after touring with Carrie Underwood and notching three Grammy nominations last year. He’s currently working on new material for his second studio album.”

And, to no one’s surprise, the magazine also recognized Taylor Swift (24), saying, “Still riding the success of her latest album, Red—which moved 1.2 million units in its opening week, the best debut since 2002—Swift pulled in $55 million over the past year. The bulk of that comes from touring, but she also earns from endorsements with Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl.”

Of course, Hunter and Taylor are on the Music list of "30 Under 30," which also includes Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa and the boy band One Direction, whose members also include former T-Swift beau Harry Stiles.

Congratulations, “kids.”

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