Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list as the highest-paid woman in music

Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list as the highest-paid woman in music

- American singer, Taylor Swift, has been named the highest-paid woman in music

- According to Forbes, Swift earned about $185 million in the past year

- The singer also topped music star, Beyoncé, who made second-place on the list

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The reward for hard work has been said to be more work, but that does not deny the fact that success is also a worthy end for those working hard.

Many entertainers got into their fields because they enjoy what they do, but the monetary reward at the end of the day is also satisfying, especially if they surpass veterans in the industry to top the list.

Briefly.co.za has gathered that country singer, Taylor Swift, has emerged as Forbes' highest-paid woman in music.

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According to Forbes, 29-year-old Swift - who is also the world’s top-earning singer - was able to make $185 million (including tax) in the past year. It was gathered that much of her earnings were made from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which garnered $266 million.

Interestingly, Taylor Swift was able to beat Beyoncé at becoming the highest-paid woman in music, as she was number two on the list with the sum of $81 million.

Rihanna also came third on the list with much of her earnings coming from cosmetic line, Fenty Beauty in collaboration with LVMH, a luxury goods outlet.

See the list of 10 highest paid women in music in 2019 according to Forbes.

10. Shakira with $35 million

9. Celine Dion with $37.5 million

8. Lady Gaga with $39.5 million

7. Jennifer Lopez with $43 million

6. Ariana Grande with $48 million

5. P!nk with $57 million

4. Katy Perry with $57.5 million

3. Rihanna with $62 million

2. Beyoncé with $81 million

1. Taylor Swift with $185 million

Just recently, Briefly.co.za reported that American rapper, Jay Z, was recently named the world's first hip-hop billionaire.

It was also gathered that the billionaire rapper is involved in several profitable businesses, including real estate, liquor, art collections and more.

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According to Forbes, his music catalogue is worth $75m, his streaming service, Tidal, is worth $100m, his art collection is worth $70m, his cash and investments are worth $220m, to name a few.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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