Lady Gaga top earning celebrity under 30, says Forbes
- 23 July 2013
- From the section Entertainment
Lady Gaga is the top earning celebrity under 30 years old, according to Forbes magazine.
The singer made an estimated $80 million (£52 million) in the last 12 months, despite cancelling part of her tour to have hip surgery.
Last year she was ranked at number four, while Taylor Swift, who topped the poll in 2012, has dropped to third place with $55m (£36m).
Justin Bieber is in second place again this year with $58m (£38m).
The Forbes website claims that Lady Gaga would have earned even more had she not had to cancel part of her world tour in February.
She recently announced her next album, Artpop, would be released in November with a single due out on 19 August.
To make the list Forbes estimated the entertainment-related income of celebrities between June 2012 and June 2013 by talking to agents, managers, producers and executives.
The other artists in the top five are Calvin Harris with $46m (£30m) and Rihanna, who earned $43m (£28m).
Adele, who made the list for the first time last year, was ranked number eight making an estimated $25m (£16m).
Earlier this year the British musician won an Oscar for the James Bond theme Skyfall.
Star of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, is the highest entry on the list not to work in the music industry.
She placed at number seven, with earnings of $26m (£17m).
Completing the top 10 are Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner who both made $22m (£14m).
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