Forbes Names Beyonce Highest Paid Female Musician…Are You Surprised?
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/1/2017, 8:22 a.m.
Earning $105 million pretax, Beyonce tops Forbes highest paid women in music list. It was also thank to her bat swinging, yellow dress wearing Lemonade, which was her sixth number one solo. Plus, her Formation World tour grossed a quarter of billion for the R&B queen. According to Forbes, they looked at female entertainers pretax income from June 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017, and did not take out fees charged by agents, managers, and lawyers. They also gathered data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders. Coming in second earning $69 million was Adele. Taylor Swift came in at third racking in $44 million. Celine Dion took fourth with $42 million. Jennifer Lopez rounds out the top five with $38 million. Still in the game on the list are some seasoned entertainers like Dolly Parton with $37 million and Barbara Streisand with $30 million.