Six Richest Ladies in the Music Business: From Katy Perry to Rihanna and Britney Spears
Who's that get-it girl rakin' in all those millions?
Forbes just released its list of filthiest rich bitches, counting down the leading ladies with the most cake. No surprise, Oprah tops the chart. But six musically inclined females nestled up behind her. Well, about $100 million behind.
So which pop starlets are making the big bucks? It's not all that different from your average hour on Y100. But we here at Crossfade have rounded them up for you just the same.
6. Katy Perry, $45 million
This California girl is the only artist besides Michael Jackson to have five number-one singles from the same album. We're not too sure we're OK with that fact, but Perry is certainly laughing at our snobbery while dancing all the way to the bank. Her California Dreams Tour banked $60 million. Who among you should we blame?
5. Jennifer Lopez, $52 million
Forbes also called this Latin songstress this year's most powerful celebrity in the world, mostly because she's got swag in a million different ways. From fragrances to clothing lines, endorsements and acting, this diva can afford to drop her man.
4. Lady Gaga, $52 million
Gaga stinks like Fame and bathes in greenbacks. Not only is she making a bazillion dollars with record sales, tour dates and perfume. She's also very generous. Gaga started the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to create a more accepting world through learning. Mother Monster is stacked and supersweet.
3. Rihanna, $53 million
Going bad has its good days. Usually when you get paid. Even if she recently lost her endorsement with Nivea, RiRi still gets to keep her dollars and Coco Vita. Plus, she's on tour a lot. We wish we could make more money than everyone else by standing around on stage and smoking weed on Instagram. Why didn't Jay-Z discover us?
2. Taylor Swift, $57 million
Every little heartbreak feels a lot better if you turn it into a powerhouse pop anthem that yields enormous amounts of pure hard cash. This little lady made more than $1 million a night on her most recent tour, with more than 65 dates in all. That's some serious "Fuck you!" money. Hopefully, Swift never has a relationship that works out.
1. Britney Spears, $58 million
Yeah, everyone wants a piece of her. Or at least that gold mine she's sitting on. She ain't the youngest diva in the bunch. But she's the richest. So all you young cunts can go fuck yourselves. Her Femme Fatale comeback really did the job. And now she's on TV again, as a mostly sane person and everything.
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