Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift to top Forbes highest-paid women in music list
Celebrated singer, Katy Perry is the highest paid woman in music in 2018, according to a ranking done by Forbes. According to reports, the American singer reportedly made $83 million pretax.
During the year under review, Perry performed at 80 venues, reportedly grossing over $1 million per night. Some of her income also emerged from serving as a judge on music talent show, American Idol.
Taylor Swift ranks second with $80 million while Beyoncé Knowles Carter pulled in $60 million to come in at number three.
Lady Gaga got $50 million to seal the fifth spot while Jennifer Lopez earned $47 million to sit pretty at number six.
As a result of her Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie, Rihanna came in at number seven with pretax earnings of $37.5 million.
In gathering the list, Forbes considers pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors.
Here’s the full list of the world’s highest paid women in music:
- Katy Perry ($83 million)
- Taylor Swift ($80 million)
- Beyoncé ($60 million)
- Pink ($52 million)
- Lady Gaga ($50 million)
- Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
- Rihanna ($37.5 million)
- Helene Fischer ($32 million)
- Celine Dion ($31 million)
- Britney Spears ($30 million)