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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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