Taylor Swift Made $35.7 Million In 2011 — Beat Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & Adele

Sat, March 10, 2012 2:23pm EDT by 15 Comments
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You’d never know it by the way she acts, but Taylor Swift was the #1 earner on Billboard’s 2012 Music Money Makers list, beating out all the other famous singing divas! Unbelievable!

Taylor Swift acts like your average super talented, down to earth, well-raised 22-year-old girl, but she’s actually the most financially successful musician in the world, according to Billboard’s 2012 Music Money Makers list.

In fact, the country crooner made an estimated $35,719,902 in 2011 alone, BEFORE sponsorships. That’s more than Lady Gaga made in 2010 when she was the top earner.

This year, our girl Taylor made more than Gaga — who was in fourth place this year with $25,353,039, Adele — who was tenth with $13,081,909 AND Katy Perry – who was fourteenth and made $11,969,426. Pretty darn impressive if you ask us!

So where’s all this money from? Most of it was from her Speak Now tour, which was widely successful, but Taylor also made big bucks off her album and from royalties, since she wrote all the songs on the record.

Congrats on your success, Taylor! If anyone deserves it, it’s you. You’ve stayed grounded and humble — and we appreciate that!

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GraCe_Girl

Posted at 4:13 AM on March 17, 2012  

“SPEAK NOW” was a big, no huge success, can’t wait to hear her new album.. Taylor Swift forever!!!

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Eva

Posted at 4:09 AM on March 17, 2012  

yeah.. if you ask me whether I’m enjoying this or not, I’m telling ya, I’m damn loving every second of this!!! Oh God, this feels like a dream… anyway, congrats Taylor Swift.. your humble, down to earth n doesn’t lose yourself like other celebs.. can’t wait for her next album..

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Anoud AlR

Posted at 10:08 PM on March 11, 2012  

Congrats to the grateful Taylor Swift. She deserves every bit of her success! SHE SOLD OUT VENUES, with talent not sex scandals or licking a penis cake like some one who shall not be named.

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YES YES YES

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 11, 2012  

Lady Gaga new tour didn’t start yet WAIT AND SEE!!!!

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Demi

Posted at 4:03 AM on March 11, 2012  

i wish i was that rich.

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that's news

Posted at 12:20 AM on March 11, 2012  

LEAVE- MILEY- Alooooooone!

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Kelsey

Posted at 12:16 AM on March 11, 2012  

It is impressive that she makes that much at a young age! Honestly I think her voice is ok but I like her cuz she’s pretty and not a slut like some other stars of today… Yet she can’t hold on to a boyfriend… Then again if u think about it most of her songs revolve around her failed relationships so maybe that saved her career!

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tammy

Posted at 9:10 PM on March 10, 2012  

And what do you know? She kept her clothes on! Some celebs need to take a page out of the book! Se had a new album and a tour, plus she is awesome and deserves it to buy lots of pretty dresses!

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Eric

Posted at 6:45 PM on March 10, 2012  

Taylor makes millions happy and is justly rewarded for it. Good job Taylor!

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Mike

Posted at 4:18 PM on March 10, 2012  

Katy Perry may do some theatrical, wacky, funny stuff with her songs and in her concerts (like Lady Gaga), but I think she backs it up with a lot of talent like Taylor Swift has. Katy is the lead songwriter for most if not all of her songs.

Some of Katy Perry’s slow songs on YouTube with just her guitar and microphone are really good. Songs like “Not Like the Movies”, “I’m Still Breathing”, “Lost”, “Thinking of You”, “The One That Got Away”, etc. A lot of people out there haven’t listened to enough of her songs. They just have heard “California Gurls” a few times and they judge her based on that one song.

I think Katy will be big in the music scene along with Taylor Swift for a long time. Hopefully, they’ll both be making great music 20 years from now.

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Mike

Posted at 4:14 PM on March 10, 2012  

Yup, Taylor Swift managed to make all that money without doing a “sex tape” like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian and without licking a penis cake like Miley Cyrus did. Amazing huh?

Looks like REAL talent is winning in show business nowadays for a change. This girl Taylor’s “got skills” like they say in that movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. She’s very impressive for a 22 year old.

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lexi

Posted at 5:38 PM on March 12, 2012  

why bring miley in this, this is about taylor, and since you did miley is richer than her

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BarkerLorie

Posted at 4:03 PM on March 10, 2012  

my best friend’s ex-wife makes $87 an hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for 7 months but last month her pay check was $21126 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more here CashLazy.com

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javi g

Posted at 3:20 PM on March 10, 2012  

she did it with out any drug scandal or being picture licking a penis cake. or making stupid religious comments.even if her movies suck her singing is amazing.

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msnetgate

Posted at 2:56 PM on March 10, 2012  

and did it all without dressing like a hoochie mama

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