The World’s Highest-Paid Women In Music 2016

Who is the highest paid woman in music in 2016? The answer most likely won’t surprise you. The list comes from Forbes.com and surprise, surprise…the top earner is Taylor Swift with $170 million. Adele comes in second with $80.5 million.

Here’s the Top 10, along with the money they made from things like:  Album and merchandise sales, licensing, publishing royalties, endorsements, and touring.

1.  Taylor Swift, $170 million

2.  Adele, $80.5 million

3.  Madonna, $76.5 million

4.  Rihanna, $75 million

5.  Beyoncé, $54 million

6.  Katy Perry, $41 million

7.  Jennifer Lopez, $39.5 million

8.  Britney Spears, $30.5 million

9.  Shania Twain, $27.5 million

10.  Celine Dion, $27 million