After the Scarlett Johansson tops the Forbes list of highest paid actress, now it’s time for top music women. According to Forbes list Taylor Swift tops the list of the highest paid women in music. It seems that the amount is pretty huge, the 29-year-old singer raked in about $185 million in pretax earnings over the past year. So, how did she make more money than your wildest dreams? Per the publication, most of Swift’s earnings came from her Reputation Tour, which reportedly grossed $266 million.
The Lover singer has topped the list leaving behind singers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Ariana Grande. In addition, Swift hit a “massive deal with Universal Republic Records. And her new album, Lover, became the United States’ top-selling album of 2019 just days after its release.
Taylor Swift Highest Paid Women in Music
Well, after her, on second position is Beyonce, she reportedly pulled in about $81 million in pre-tax earnings. According to the list, the singer has made a good amount from her On the Run II tour with Jay-Z as well as from her Homecoming album and Netflix special.
While talking about further, Rihanna came third with estimated earnings of $62 million. Katy Perry stood fourth with earnings of $57.5 million. Pink rounded off the top 5 list with earnings of $57 million.
Earlier, Perry and Swift recently ended a long-running feud, noting they’d like to inspire young women. The music industry could benefit from that sort of leadership: Although the ten highest-paid women earned $645.5 million this year, up 28.5% from $502.5 million in 2018.
The estimated figures are based on pretax incomes from June 2018 to June 2019. The publication looks at data from a number of sources, including Nielsen Music, Pollstar and interviews with industry experts and stars. However, fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.