Taylor, Carrie Among Forbes’ Top-Earning Women in Music
Taylor squeaks ahead of pop pal Katy Perry to finish in second with $45 million earned this year.
Taylor Swift has had a heckuva year, and a financially rewarding one as well, according to Forbes magazine.
Taylor finished second—with $45 million earned—on the magazines's list of Top-Earning Women in Music for 2011. That was enough to squeak ahead of her pop pal Katy Perry, who finished third with $44 million.
They both got trounced by list leader Lady Gaga, who earned more than $90 million this year, the magazine reports.
Also finishing in the top 10: Carrie Underwood, with $20 million.
The top 10:
- Lady Gaga ($90 million)
- Taylor Swift ($45 million)
- Katy Perry ($44 million)
- Beyoncé Knowles ($35 million)
- Rihanna ($29 million)
- Pink ($22 million)
- Carrie Underwood ($20 million)
- Celine Dion ($19 million)
- Adele ($18 million)
- Alicia Keys and Britney Spears ($10 million each)