Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lady Gaga, Forbes’ Highest-Earning Celebrity Under 30, Beats Justin Bieber For Title

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Forbes released their annual list of the highest-earning celebrities under 30 and it’s Lady Gaga, Just-in Bie-ber. They are at the top of the chart.

Gaga raked in $80 million, thanks in large part to her tour. The global jaunt dialed up $168 million and Forbes estimates it could have topped $200 million if it went on as planned.

Gaga is gear up for her new album “#ARTPOP” for release, so between that and the expected world tour that will follow.

Bieber, the young pop star kept it frosty at $58 million, some of which he’s smartly put into investments at big-name start-ups like Spotify. Forbes also admits that he may have cleared even more this year, but that they added a “double-digit million dollar advance” for a merchandising deal to last year’s tally.

Taylor Swift cleared $55 million, Calvin Harris notched $46 million, Rihanna clocked in at $43 million, Katy Perry rang up $39 million, Adele earned $25 million off your tears, Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar and brought in $26 million, and Kristen Stewart and her “Twilight” co-star Taylor Lautner each cleared $22 million.

The 26-year-old rapper seemed confident when he said, “I made Forbes’ list, n—a / F–k your list, everything’s looking gorgeous.” Started from the bottom, still at the bottom”.

The dude made $20 million last year.

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