6 out of 10 of the Forbes highest-paid celebrities under 30 for this year were women and Taylor Swift led the list with her earnings from May 2011 to May 2012.
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter and occasional actress reportedly earned $57 million. Aside from albums and concerts, she also earned big money from endorsements.
Following Swift at number 2 was Justin Bieber who raked in a total of $55 million during that period. So much money for an 18-year-old!
Just like Swift, the Canadian teen heartthrob earned a lot from music sales, concerts and endorsements. He also earned from his investments in companies like Tinychat and Spotify.
Only 3 from the top 10 list were non-singers, and they are the lead actors of the Twilight series. Real life sweethearts Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were at numbers 7 and 10 respectively. Their co-actor Taylor Lautner was at number 9 but actually earned the same amount as Pattinson.
Here’s the 2012 top 5 highest-earning celebs under 30.
- Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
- Justin Bieber, 18, $55 million
- Rihanna, 24, $53 million
- Lady Gaga, 26, $52 million
- Katy Perry, 27, $45 million
- Adele, 24, $35 million
- Kristen Stewart, 22, $34.5 million
- Lil Wayne, 29, $27 million
- Taylor Lautner, 20, $26.5 million
- Robert Pattinson, 26, $26.5 million