Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' Biggest Celebrity Earners Under 30: How Much Dollar?
The Mother Monster could have made more too, if she wasn't forced to drop out of her world tour early to undergo surgery.
Lady GaGa is once again the top earning celebrity under 30-years-old according to Forbes Magazine's annual compilation of the top earning staring in Hollywood. The 27-year-old topped a mostly female top ten, amassing an estimated $80 million from the period of June 2012 to June 2013, beating her nearest rival by over $20 million. The singer could have made more too, if it wasn't for the unscheduled cancellation of the end of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour in January after she was forced to undergo hip surgery.
Lady Gaga could have made even more, not that she needed to
Her closest competitor was Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber, the highest place of only three males to make the list. Bieber managed to earn a reported $58m thanks to endorsements, touring, a movie and a string of releases over the past year.
Close behind was Taylor Swift, bringing in an estimated $55m, thanks largely to her sponsorship deals with Diet Coke, Sony and Cowgirl, as well as he success of her last album Red. Rounding off the top five was one of two British entertainers on the list, with superstar DJ Calvin Harris earning $46m after finally cracking the American market, making his debut appearance on the Rich 100 list too.
Closely behind in fifth place was Rihanna, who earned an estimated $43m over the last year.
Biebs was the highest paid male
Katy Perry dropped out of the top five for the first time despite possessing the still impressive earning power to bring in $39m. In sixth place is Jennifer Lawrence, the first non-musician on the list, with an estimated $26m being earned largely through her commitment to The Hunger Games franchise - something whilst will no doubt go on to ensure she stays on the list for some time. Behind her was a fellow Oscar winner, Adele, who made $25m over the last year.
Two people we might not be seeing on the list from now on are Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who rounded off the top ten with estimated earnings of $22m each. Now that the Twilight franchise is over, we can perhaps expect to see their earning power dwindle into the seven-figure bracket rather than an eight-figure one. Who knows how they'll cope with such meagre pickings.
Lawrence has a big stack of cash to go with her Oscar now