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- Beyoncé was the highest-paid female musician in the last year with $105 million in pretax income, according to Forbes.
- She outearned Adele ($69 million) and Taylor Swift ($44 million).
- Swift was the highest-paid female musician in Forbes’ 2016 list with $170 million.
Beyoncé’s hit album “Lemonade,” and her subsequent world tour for the LP, have made her the highest-paid female musician in the last year, according to Forbes’ annual list.
From June 2016 through June 2017, Beyoncé earned $105 million in pretax income, according to data collected and analyzed by Forbes. She outearned Adele, who came in second with $69 million, and Taylor Swift, who stands in third with $44 million.
Swift was the highest-paid female musician in Forbes’ 2016 list, pulling in $170 million off the strength of her massively successful album “1989” and its world tour. Beyoncé was the fifth highest-earning woman in music last year with $54 million.
This year, Beyoncé claimed the top spot after “Lemonade” became her sixth No. 1 album and her “Formation World Tour” grossed a quarter of a billion dollars, according to Forbes. She also owns the Ivy Park fashion line, along with various other business ventures.
Rounding out the top five this year were Celine Dion, who came in fourth with $42 million, and Jennifer Lopez, who earned $38 million.
Find the top 10 list over at Forbes.