Beyoncé DETHRONES Madonna: Forbes All Time Top Female Singer Earnings List



This list is ranked on the total amounts made since the Forbes list began in 1999 all the way to 2014, each female is ranked based only on the years she was on the list added into one total figure. The Celebrity 100, which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians, is a measure of entertainment-related earnings and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online).
To compile our earnings numbers, we talk to industry insiders including agents, lawyers, producers and other experts to come up with an estimate for what each celebrity earned between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011. Earnings consist of pretax gross income. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Online exposure is measured using Google ( GOOG - news - people ). Press mentions come from Factiva, and we use Lexis/Nexis to find out how many times each star was mentioned on television or on the radio. We comb through dozens of magazines from the past 12 months to count how many times each star appeared on covers. Twitter followers and Facebook fans are measured using Twitter and Facebook searches.
25. Ashley Tisdale - $5.5 million
24. Alicia Keys - $15 million
23. Gwen Stefani - $27 million
22. Bette Midler - $31 million
21. Tina Turner - $31 million
20. Jessica Simpson - $33 million
19. Adele - $35 million (debut)
18. Hilary Duff - $38 million
17. Pink - $44 million
16. The Dixie Chicks - $47 million
15. Carrie Underwood - $54 million
14. Mariah Carey - $58 million
13. The Spice Girls - $70 million
12. Shania Twain - $82 million
11. Cher - $101.1 million
10. Miley Cyrus - $134 million
9. Rihanna - $144 million
8. Katy Perry - $168 million
7. Britney Spears - $234.7 million
6. Jennifer Lopez - $273.4 million
5. Celine Dion - $279.5 million
4. Taylor Swift - $284 million

3. Lady Gaga - $317 million
2. Madonna - $498 million
1. Beyoncé - $520 million

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congrats to the new Queen Of Pop, Beyoncé!