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Taylor Swift is Richer Than You!

Posted by Adam

TAYLOR Swift amassed $57 million in a year — making her the highest-paid celebrity under 30.

The singer, 22, topped the annual list by Forbes after earning $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012, which is mainly thanks to her three albums – Taylor Swift, Fearless and Speak Now — all going platinum at least four times.

Taylor’s gigs bring in an average of $1 million per night and her endorsement work for products such as CoverGirl makeup have also helped to cement her place at the top of the list.

Justin Bieber was narrowly beaten into second place after earning $55 million, meaning the 18-year-old pop star is the highest ranked male in the list and the only one in the top five.

Rihanna, who earned $53 million, was in third largely thanks to her 85-night tour and her 2011 hit album Talk That Talk, while Lady GaGa just earned less than the brunette beauty after amassing $52 million.

Katy Perry completed the top five with $45 million, and British singing sensation Adele was in sixth with $35 million after a highly successful period that saw her win six Grammys and two Brit Awards.

Forbes’ top 10 highest-paid celebrities under 30 from May 2011 to May 2012

1. Taylor Swift ($57 million)
2. Justin Bieber ($55 million)
3. Rihanna ($53 million)
4. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
5. Katy Perry ($45 million)
6. Adele ($35 million)
7. Kristen Stewart ($34.5 million)
8. Lil Wayne ($27 million)
9 = Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million)
10 = Robert Pattinson ($26.5 million)

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