According to the latest Forbes list, Beyoncé is currently the highest paid woman in the music industry! Beyonce’s monster hit album Lemonade (as well as the world tour) raked in $105 million pretax, in 2017. The company stated that:
“Lemonade was a hit with both critics and fans, giving Beyoncé her sixth solo No. 1. The ensuing Formation World Tour, much of it falling into our list’s scoring period, grossed a quarter of a billion dollars… Adele finished second, earning $69 million, boosted by seven-figure nightly grosses on her first proper tour since 2011.”
Taylor Swift came in at third place with $44 million. Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez round out the top five spots, receiving $42 million and $38 million, respectively. In sixth place is country’s Dolly Parton ($37 million), seventh Rihanna ($36 million), eighth Britney Spears ($34 million), ninth Katy Perry ($33 million), and to round up the top ten is Barbra Streisand ($30 million).