Forbes has released the list of the world’s highest-paid women in music 2019 and singer Taylor Swift tops the list.
Taylor Swift tops the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid women in music 2019 with runner-up Beyonce and Rihanna, after she pulled in $185 million pretax over the past year.
Much of this earning came from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which earned her a U.S.-record $266 million. She also cashed in on a new nine-figure deal with Universal’s Republic Records, and her new album Lover, released last week, is poised to add additional dollars to her coffers after a prime-time performance to kick off the 2019 VMAs.
Beyoncé, is the runner-up on the list with $81 million, mostly from her On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z and her Homecoming live album and Netflix special.
Rihanna earns third place with $62 million, the bulk of that coming from her Fenty Beauty joint venture with luxury goods giant LVMH.
Swift more than doubled the annual record of Beyoncé and Rihanna.
See Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid women in music 2019 below..
1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
2. Beyoncé – $81 million
3. Rihanna – $62 million
4. Katy Perry – $57.5 million
5. P!nk – $57 million
6. Ariana Grande – $48 million
7. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
8. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
9. Celine Dion – $37.5 million
10. Shakira – $35 million