Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30

Forbes recently released its list of highest paid celebrities under 30. The list excluded young athletes and income estimates include music (albums and concerts) sales, movie deals, endorsements, and business investments. The new generation of music stars are far more sophisticated and enterprising than their counterparts from a few decades ago. The modern singer is essentially a singular lucrative media empire with a ubiquitous presence on radio, television, cinema, internet, not to mention the insatiable tabloids. Their earning power is impressive — the top five together generate over $260 million per year. Below is the list of the top five earners, followed by their age, birth name (if they have one), and past year earnings from May 2011 – May 2012:

Taylor Swift (22) $57 million

Justin Bieber (18) $55 million

Rihanna (14, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty), $53 million

Lady Gaga (26, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), $52 million

Katy Perry (27, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson), $45 million

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For further reading: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/2012/07/12/women-dominate-our-list-of-the-highest-paid-celebrities-under-30/

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