1. Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce is at the top of this list since several years and she seems to double her earnings with each passing year. The 28-year-old actress and singer is a real money machine as she successfully made nearly $90 million in 2009.
This year will be no exception for the star, as she released some new singles, her own perfume line and she is said to prepare her fashion brand. All this ranked her as the best paid celebrity under the age of 30.
2. Britney Spears
Britney has returned to the big scene and she worked hard to turn back in the list of the best paid stars. According to the official statistics, the singer is number 2 in this list with earnings of $64 million just for one year.
Most of the earnings came after her world tour, but part of them is surely from her perfume line.
3. Lady Gaga
The scandalous singer turns to gold anything she touches. Her songs are total hits and no matter what she does, it is a good selling strategy.
The singer is third in the list of the best paid celebrities, which happens to be only musicians. Her behavior is just another proof that scandals are just part of a successful PR campaign that brings lots of money.
4. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus surely can be called a real phenomenon, especially when it comes to money making. She is just 17, but this didn’t stop her to earn the impressive figure of $48 millions.
Thanks to Hannah Montana, the singer and actress have gained world fame and an amazing bank account. Her movie Last Song also brought her more profits and now she is the youngest best paid celebrity in Hollywood this year.
5. Taylor Swift
She is just 20 years old and her earnings are near $45 million. Taylor Swift surely deserves it. The success of the singer came after she was ranked as the most played artist on the radio back in 2009.
Her first album Fearless has reached the top of the best selling albums of the year and her singles doubled her earnings. Meanwhile the young singer has been chosen to promote new lines of several cosmetic giants, which brought her even more money in her solid bank account.