July 24, 2013 12:02 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
We all know that Lady Gaga’s albums and tours have proven incredibly profitable, but based on a recent Forbes report, the singer and former American Idol guest is raking in even more than we could have imagined.
Lady Gaga has earned plenty of distinctions over the years, between her multiple number one hits, Emmy awards and all kinds of other honors. But in 2013, the artist is once again able to add to that long list. After all, Forbes recently named her the highest earning celebrity under the age of thirty!
So how much did Lady Gaga add to her coffers in the past year? According to Forbes, the answer is an impressive $80 million. This figure arrives in spite of a hip surgery that left the musician unable to complete her highly-anticipated tour earlier this year. Imagine what her earnings could have been had she been in perfect health!
Coming in a very distant second in this list of financially-prolific youngsters is none other than Justin Bieber, who, despite his wayward behavior, managed to rake in $58 million during the past year. And the prize for third place goes to Taylor Swift, holding strong with $55 million. For all of these celebrities, earnings between June, 2012 and June, 2013 were calculated through detailed feedback from prominent managers, producers and executives.
Are you at all surprised to see Lady Gaga listed as the number one celebrity earner under the age of thirty? Or are the top three spots all celebrities you’d expect to see making bank? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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