Lady Gaga has topped the Forbes Celebrities Under 30 rich list, with estimated earnings of $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013; despite her having to cut off her Born This Way Ball Tour to have hip surgery.
Teen pop star Justin Bieber was the top-earning male in the category with $58 million in second place. Bieber was followed by Taylor Swift in third place with $55 million estimated earnings for the last year.
Top British earner Calvin Harris came in fourth with $46 million. His wealth in the last 12 months is said to have come from writing and production as well as performing ; including his two-year Las Vegas residency which saw Harris perform 70 shows. Fellow Brit Adele came in the seventh spot with $30 million.
Rihanna, rounds off the Top five with $43 million estimated earnings following her seventh album release in seven years, her own perfume line and endorsements from brands including Vita Coco.
The Top 10 Celebrity Under 30 earners 2012- 2013
1. Lady Gaga – $80 million
2. Justin Bieber – $58 million
3. Taylor Swift – $55 million
4. Calvin Harris – $46 million
5. Rihanna – $43 million
6. Katy Perry – $39 million
7. Adele – $30 million
8. Jennifer Lawrence – $26 million
9. Kristen Stewart – $22 million
10. Taylor Lautner – $22 million