It looks like Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music this year. While she dropped to second place on Forbes’ annual rankings last year, Bey regained the top spot this time around with estimated earnings of a staggering $105 million. This is mainly thanks to her successful ‘Formation World Tour.’
Behind her, in the second place comes Adele with earnings of $69 million, which she raked in due to her first full tour since 2011.
Taylor Swift – who was the highest-paid woman last year – has slipped down the ranks to the third position after pulling in $44 million pre-tax from June 2016 until June 2017.
But there’s no doubt that she will be running for the top spot next year because her new release ‘Reputation’ is already the best-selling album of 2017. In other words, her earnings are set to rise.
Celine Dion ranked fourth with $42 million after resuming her Las Vegas residency in February.
Jennifer Lopez is in the fifth place with $38 million, which she made through her gigs in Sin City and her new show ‘World of Dance,’ which she produces and judges.
Dolly Parton is placed into the sixth position after pulling in $37 million, while Rihanna follows closely behind in the seventh place with her earnings of $36 million for last year.
Britney Spears and Katy Perry are on the eighth and ninth place, with $34 million and $33 million.
Some names are missing from the list, including Lady GaGa and Selena Gomez, but they are expected to be back next year thanks to these year’s successful 12 months.