Singer tops 2012 Billboard Money Makers Poll after raking in £22 million in one year
Taylor Swift has been crowned the highest paid musician in the world after raking in an impressive £22million in one year alone.
The 22-year-old country singer has topped Billboard Magazine’s Music Money Makers’ List after amassing an impressive fortune from album and single sales plus a sell-out US tour.
In second place on the prestigious list were rockers U2 who netted £20million, while country singer Kenny Chesney took third place with earnings of £19million.
Last year’s highest earner Lady Gaga now resides at fourth place with an annual income of £16million and rapper Lil Wayne rounded up the top five with £14million.
Other notable stars down the list included Katy Perry at 14th place with £7.5million, Britney Spears at 16th with £6.5million and Rihanna who surprisingly trailed in 22nd place after making just under £5million.
Adele also made a well-earned appearance on the list having raked in £8.3million.