Taylor Swift Highest-Paid Young Celeb

Women dominate under-30 list at Forbes
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2012 4:04 PM CDT
Taylor Swift Highest-Paid Young Celeb
Taylor Swift is No. 1 at $57 million.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Music-business woes haven't been much of an obstacle for this year's highest-paid celebrities under 30—a list dominated by women, Forbes notes. The magazine tallied up celebs' takings between May 2011 and May 2012 to find Taylor Swift ruling the roost.

  1. Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
  2. Justin Bieber, 18, $55 million
  3. Rihanna, 24, $53 million
  4. Lady Gaga, 26, $52 million
  5. Katy Perry, 27, $45 million
Click for the full list to see how the likes of Kristen Stewart and her male Twilight co-stars fared. (More music industry stories.)

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