Forbes has compiled their list of the highest earning women in music from the period of June 2016 to June 2017. The calculations were made from pretax income during that period and does not factor out in the fees that are taken out to pay agents, managers, lawyers and anyone else that might be on their payroll.
Who was the highest earner? It was Beyonce with $ 105 million USD due to the Formation tour.
Where does Grammy album of the year winner Adele rank? She’s at number 2 at $ 69 million USD.
Where does that put Taylor Swift? She ranks at 3 with $ 44 million USD. Next year, she will probably be higher due to raking in more money from reputation and the subsequent tour for it.
Those that have residency shows in Las Vegas round out the top 5 earners within the past year Celine Dion and J.Lo.
Honorable mentions to Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand who also make the top 10 list due to their tours.