Lady Gaga tops list of best paid celebrities under 30
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- 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.