‘Roar’ singer, Katy Perry, is the highest paid woman in music in 2018, according to a ranking done by Forbes.


The American singer reportedly made $83 million pretax.

During the period under review, Perry performed at 80 venues, reportedly grossing over $1 million per night.

Some of her earnings also came from serving as a judge on music talent show, American Idol.


Taylor Swift ranks second with $80 million while Beyoncé Knowles Carter pulled in $60 million to come in at number three.

Lady Gaga netted $50 million to seal the fifth spot while Jennifer Lopez earned $47 million to sit pretty at number six.

Courtesy of her Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie, Rihanna came in at number seven with pretax earnings of $37.5 million.


In compiling the list, Forbes considers pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors.

Here’s the full list of the world’s highest paid women in music:

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)


3. Beyoncé ($60 million)

4. Pink ($52 million)

5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)


7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)

8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)

9. Celine Dion ($31 million)

10. Britney Spears ($30 million)


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