Taylor Swift tops the Forbes list of best paid women in music with $ 185 million … which is more than $ 100 million more than second place in Beyonce
The list of best paid female entertainers in the music industry for 2019 has been released by Forbes, and the results contain surprises.
First, it can be a shock that Beyonce, which is often at the top of every graph or list, is relegated to second place here.
But what stands out even more is how MANY they support Taylor Swift, number 1 placeholder – to be precise with $ 104 million.
Reigning Queen: Taylor Swift is Forbes & # 39; best paid woman in music for 2019
According to the financial publication, Tswift raised $ 185 million before tax last year, from June 2018 to June 2019, the period being considered.
Much of that salary was due to Taylor & # 39; s Reputation Stadium Tour, which generated a record domestic revenue of $ 266 million.
In addition, Swift signed a new record deal with Universal & # 39; s Republic Records that was in the nine-digit range, which absolutely catapulted to the head of that back.
Beyonce, on the other hand, & # 39; achieved & # 39; $ 81 million in the same period, mainly from her On The Run II stadium tour circuit with husband Jay-Z, as well as her Homecoming live album and accompanying Netflix special.
Not used to second place: Beyonce was behind Swift with more than $ 100 million
The fact that both top two women in the music stadiums had guided tours all year round, reinforces the fact that the value of a musician is no longer found in album sales today – the most money musicians earn is through touring and approval deals.
Rihanna, for example, took third place on the list with $ 62 million, mainly because of her fashion brand The striking joint venture of Fenty Beauty with luxury support pillar LVMH.
Rounding out the top five was former Swift rival Katy Perry at # 4 with $ 57.5 million, followed by Pink at even $ 57 million.
The third is not bad: Rihanna took third place on the list, mainly because of the activities of her fashion brand Fenty Beauty
It is also interesting to note that this year Swift is the best-earning entertainer in the world of any medium, music or otherwise.
Despite the top position of a woman, there is still a long way to go in terms of salary parity between women and men.
Although the ten best-paid women this year earned just over $ 645 million, an increase of 29 percent from $ 502 million last year, a large gender pay gap remains.
Taylor opens the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, where she is the most nominated act.
Formerly number 1: former Swift & # 39; frenemy & # 39; Katy Perry, who occupied first place on the list last year, fell to fourth place in 2019
In good company: Performer Pink was in fifth place on the Forbes list
Forbes & # 39; & # 39; the world's best-paid women in music 2019: full list
1. Taylor Swift. Profit: $ 185 million.
2. Beyoncé profit: $ 81 million.
3. Rihanna. Profit: $ 62 million.
4. Katy Perry. Profit: $ 57.5 million.
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6. Ariana Grande. Profit: $ 48 million.
7. Jennifer Lopez. Profit: $ 43 million.
8. Lady Gaga. Profit: $ 39.5 million.
9. Celine Dion. Profit: $ 37.5 million.
10. Shakira. Profit: $ 35 million.
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