Forbes Magazine has compiled the biggest earners in entertainment in 2017 and Beyoncé tops the list for ladies in music.
In what should not come as a surprise to anyone, Mrs. Knowles-Carter is crowned as the highest grossing female singer. The business publication estimates Bey raked in a cool $105 million dollars gross this calendar year.
Much of this big score is attributed to her uber-successful Formation tour which is estimated to have earned a quarter billion dollars worldwide via ticket sales, merchandise and endorsement partnerships. B beat out the likes of Adele, Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift.
While these earning rankings are estimated, Forbes does a bit of work to ensure they came as close as possible. They looked at pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017, and did not take out fees charged by agents, managers and lawyers. Additionally, they gathered data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviewed industry insiders.
Here is the top ten list:
1. Beyoncé – $105 million
2. Adele – $69 million
3. Taylor Swift – $44 million
4. Celine Dion – $42 million
5. Jennifer Lopez – $38 million
6. Dolly Parton – $37 million
7. Rihanna – $36 million
8. Britney Spears – $34 million
9. Katy Perry – $33 million
10. Barbra Streisand – $30 million
Kudos to Queen Bey for always keeping the community close while on the road to a billion.
Via High Snobiety