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Lady Gaga tops list of best paid celebrities under 30
14 June 2011
Last updated at 11:18
The singer is named the top earner with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Beyonce also making the shortlist.
Lady Gaga, 25, has topped a list of best paid celebrities under 30 with earnings of $90m (£55m) in the last year, according to Forbes. The singer grossed $170m (£103.6m) from 137 shows in 22 countries in the last year.
At just 17 years old Justin Bieber is the youngest star to make the top ten, having racked up $53m (£32.3m) in the last year. The Baby singer has been touring the world, on top of releasing a concert movie and studio album My World 2.0.
LeBron James, who plays for Miami Heat, made it to number three in the list. The 26-year-old is thought to have brought in $48m (£29.3m) in the last year, with his shirt being the number one seller this season, according to Forbes.
Twenty-nine-year-old tennis player Roger Federer has reached the fourth spot with earnings of $47m (£28.7m) after hanging on to ten major sponsorship deals, according to Forbes, including Nike, Rolex and Wilson.
Country music singer Taylor Swift, 21, reached the top five with $45m (£27.4m) in earnings from a successful tour and new album Speak Now, which went triple platinum after its release in October.
Twenty-six-year-old Katy Perry came in at number six on the list, with album Teenage Dream scoring four chart-topping albums, a range of deals and a bespoke perfume helping to bring in $44m (£26.8m) in the last year.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo made it to number seven, with the 26-year-old pulling in $38m (£23.2m) from football contracts and sponsorship deals that include brands like Nike. He has nearly 29 million Facebook fans.
Beyonce, last year's top earner under 30, has been knocked into eighth place with $35m (£21.3m) after the 29-year-old singer took a break from touring and didn't release any new material. Her album 4 is due out at the end of June.
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi currently plays for FC Barcelona and is at ninth place with earnings of $32m (£19.5m) The 23-year-old has been crowned the world's best player and also has lucrative sponsorship deals.
Twenty-five-year-old Rafael Nadal is named tenth biggest earner under 30 with $31m (£18.9m), of which $10.5m (£6.4m) is prize money alone. He's got a raft of sponsorship deals with companies including Bacardi and Giorgio Armani.
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