Top Earners 2011

by (@kat_george)

Lady Gaga Has More Money Than All The Other Ladies (Well, At Least Forbes Says She Was The Top Earning Female Artist This Year)

Ah to be young, weird, tortured and swathed in couture! This year Lady Gaga has proven to be more than just an artiste — behind the conceptual seems to lie a savvy business woman and dedicated, hard worker. Indeed, Forbes has estimated that the Mother Monster raked in $90 million dollars in 2011, which we can safely say is nothing to sneeze at (unless you really need to sneeze and can’t help it). That’s really a lot of money, and we guess it sort of makes sense, with album sales for Born This Way, extensive touring and generally just being everywhere and doing everything all the time. Although we are starting to wonder if Lady Gaga isn’t more than one person — her constant visibility seems near impossible, maybe she’s a triplet?

Lady Gaga really is the dominating femme force in the earnings stakes, with second place holder Taylor Swift making only half ($45 million) of the Lady’s earnings in 2011. Aside from Lady Gaga’s small fortune, there aren’t really any surprises on Forbes‘ list (Celine Dion‘s heart really does go on), with all the independent ladies of pop you’d expect to be buying their own bling making the baller list:

1. Lady Gaga
2. Taylor Swift
3. Katy Perry
4. Beyonce Knowles
5. Rihanna
6. Pink
7. Carrie Underwood
8. Celine Dion
9. Adele
10. Alicia Keys
10. Britney Spears
Lady Gaga Named Highest Earning Female Artist Of 2011 [Prefix]

The Top-Earning Women In Music [Forbes]

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