Taylor Swift is the highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes' annual list, having earned more than double her nearest competitor Adele in the 100 highest-paid celebrities list released earlier this year.


The 26-year-old pop star has amassed earnings of $170m (£137.8m) over the past year, mainly thanks to a world tour named after her recent 1989 album while Adele is ranked second with estimated pre-tax income of $80.5m (£65.2m) and Madonna comes in third place with estimated earnings of $76.5m (£62m), with Rihanna following closely behind.


Forbes bases its the estimates on industry information as well as interviews with managers and agents, along with data given by the artists themselves; Beyonce is placed at five, with pre-tax income estimated at $54m (£43.8m), according to the magazine with Katy Perry, ranked sixth this year, topped last year's rundown of female pop stars with estimated earnings of $135m (£109.4m).


Other female artiste who made the first ten are- Jennifer Lopez with $39.5m (£32m), Britney Spears with $30.5m (£24.7m), Shania Twain with $27.5m (£22.3m) and Celine Dion with $27m (£21.9m)

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