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LADY GAGA has been named the top earning celebrity under 30 by Forbes magazine for the second year in a row.
The Bad Romance singer banked around $80 million last year due to her extensive touring. The magazine estimated that her earnings would have been higher only she was struck down with a labral tear and had to cancel her tour to recover from hip surgery.
Women dominate the list, compiled by speaking to “agents, managers, producers, executives and other in-the-know folks”.
Gaga placed comfortably ahead of pop phenomenon Justin Bieber, who earned $58 million in the last 12 months. Third on the list, Taylor Swift, is close behind with an estimated $55 million pocketed from the sales of her latest album, Red, along with endorsement deals with the likes of Diet Coke and Sony.
Jennifer Lawrence is the highest paid actor under 30, coming in 8th on the list with approximately $26 million in earnings thanks to her part in The Hunger Games franchise and an Oscar-winning starring role in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence overtook last year’s highest earning actress Kristen Stewart, who is down from $34.5 million to $22 million.
The only male actor on the list, Taylor Lautner took in the same amount as his Twilight co-star thanks to his part in the series which concluded in November.
Here’s the complete top ten:
- Lady Gaga – $80m
- Justin Bieber – $58m
- Taylor Swift – $55m
- Calvin Harris – $46m
- Rihanna – $43m
- Katy Perry – $39m
- Adele – $30m
- Jennifer Lawrence – $26m
- Kristen Stewart – $22m
- Taylor Lautner – $22m