Hollywood is full of rich girls, but hot damn! We didn’t know they were this rich. Forbes released their list of the richest celebrities under 30, and it pretty much proved a slightly varied version of what Beyonce’s been saying for a while: Who run the world? Rich girls.
While Beyonce herself isn’t on this year’s list (she was busy with a little project called Blue Ivy Carter), most of the entertainers on the Forbes’ roll are girls–and they’re some of our favorite ones!
Here’s the list of the rich girls on highest paid celebs under 30!
Taylor Swift nabbed the number 1 spot, and dang if she doesn’t deserve it. Between May of 2011 and 2012, Taylor earned $57 million! Her cash came in from all different endeavors–her Speak Now tour, her album sales, her CoverGirl contract, her greeting card collection, her movies. Is there anything she doesn’t do?
Justin Bieber snagged second place, followed by Rihanna in third. In addition to songs you can’t escape whenever you turn on the radio, RiRi is high on the rich girls list for her nonstop world tours (does the girl sleep?!) and her endorsements–from coconut water to lotion, the Bajan beauty knows that controversy can sell, and her personal drama makes her a draw and keeps her in the spotlight, even when she’s not recording or touring.
Next up? Our girl Lady Gaga, who pretty much belongs in the rich girls club because she wrote the theme song: “Beautiful Dirty, Rich,” anyone? She raked in the moolah for her designs and album sales, but she actually dropped a lot from last year–because the list came out before she set out on her Born This Way Ball tour. (We expect her to have an even higher ranking in 2013!)
Katy Perry is next on our rich girls list, with her monies coming in the form of album and ticket sales for her California Dreams tour.
Big ups to our girl Adele, whose earnings are mostly from album and DVD sales, since she was dealing with bad vocal cord issues and had to cancel most of her tour dates. That means she sold a ton of albums and DVDs! That’s good news for the baby she’s got on the way–we bet the little one’s gonna have a really luxurious crib.
A non-musician who also ranked with the rich girls? Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart, who was on the list alongside her BF Robert Pattinson and BFF Taylor Lautner. Bloodsucking is pretty lucrative.
Rich girls earned 4 out of 5 of the top spots on the list and earned 6 out of the 10 total positions. If this list tells us nothing else, it’s not only that rich girls rock–it’s that scorned girls (like Katy, Adele, and Taylor) often become rich girls. Remember that next time some jerk breaks your heart!
What rich girls do you think will make the Forbes list in 2013? Who are your favorite famous rich girls? Tell us in the comments!