Well, well, well. Singers are making big moves–and by big we mean topping Forbes annual Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Women list. Endorsement deals and other ventures outside of music are paying off in a major way. Unsurprisingly Oprah topped the list pulling in $165 million last year. Pop (and country) divas Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Rihanna trailed behind Oprah in the second, third and fourth highest paid spots respectively. Talk about Britney Spears making a comeback pulling in $58 million! The new X-Factor judge didn’t make the list last year, but has since bounced back with numerous endorsement deals and a fragrance line.
For a young star Taylor Swift is doing well for herself as the third highest paid woman in entertainment making $57 million last year. According to Forbes, our VH1 Storytellers: Taylor Swift pop-country singer’s tour garnered $1 million per night on more than 65 nights. And as one of the faces of Covergirl she’s getting a pretty penny to look good for the cosmetic company. Nivea may have decided not to renew our favorite badgirl’s contract, but not before Rihanna pulled in millions. The Bajan beauty tied with Ellen Degeneres earning $53 million. Other endorsements with companies like Vita Coco, her tours and her fragrance Reb’l Fleur ensure that Rihanna reign just won’t let up. Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez followed close behind also making the top 10. Who run the world? Girls!
Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Women [Forbes]
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