Lady Gaga named Forbes Top Earning Celebrity Under 30

By Drum Digital
23 July 2013

Lady Gaga has come number one in Forbes' Top Earning Celebrities Under 30 list after banking $80 million (£109 million) between June 2012 and June 2013

Lady Gaga has topped Forbes' list of Top Earning Celebrities Under 30.

The 27-year-old singer came first in the annual ranking - which is determined by earnings, social media influence and press mentions - after banking $80 million (£109 million) between June 2012 and June 2013.

She amassed the huge figure largely thanks to her 'Born This Way' world tour grossing a massive, despite it being cut short due to a hip injury.

The eccentric performer - who also ranked in second place on Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities list - beat Justin Bieber into second place.

The 19-year-old pop star made an impressive $58 million (R570 million) from his record sales, sell-out tour and business interests in companies such as music-streaming website Spotify, Enflick and Tinychat.

Taylor Swift with earnings of $55 million (R541 million), superstar DJ Calvin Harris, who banked $46 million (£30 million), and Rihanna, who filled her account with $43 million (R423 million), rounded off the top five.

Other stars to make the list included 'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence - who made $26 million (£17 million) - Adele, and Taylor Lautner also were included in the top 10.

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Forbes Magazine's Top Earning Celebrities Under 30, top 10:

1. Lady Gaga ($80m / £109m)

2. Justin Bieber ($58m / £37m)

3. Taylor Swift ($55m / £36m)

4. Calvin Harris ($46m / £30m)

5. Rihanna ($43m / £28m)

6. Katy Perry ($39m / £25m)

7. Jennifer Lawrence ($26m / £17m)

8. Adele ($25 / £16m)

9. Kristen Stewart ($22m / £14m)

10. Taylor Lautner ($22m / £14m)

-Bang Showbiz

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