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Top 10 Highest-Earning Female Celebrities

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What was that song by Beyoncé again? It went something like, “Who run the world? Girls!"

Well, it looks like she was onto something there. In 2014, the American singer and actress became the sixth woman to be crowned the Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes in 8 consecutive years, succeeding Oprah Winfrey (2007, 2010, and 2013), Miley Cyrus (2008), Angelina Jolie (2009), Lady Gaga (2011), and Jennifer Lopez (2012).

This list shows the top 10 highest-earning female celebrities between 2013 and 2014, who are making money every passing minute.

#1 Beyoncé

2014 Earnings: $115 million
Net Worth: $536 million
Forbes’ ranking: #1

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to make an average $315,000 a day? Then ask Beyoncé. By June 2014, the American singer and actress had cashed in $115 million, earning almost double of what her husband Jay-Z made ($60 million), and almost double of what she had earned in the previous year. Her On the Run Tour made almost $96 million gross earlier this year, while retail sales for her fragrance line surpass $31 million.

#2 Oprah Winfrey

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2014 Earnings: $82 million
Net Worth: $2.9 billion
Forbes’ ranking: #4

One of the most recognised names in the world, actress and talk show host Oprah Winfrey was the only African American billionaire on Forbes’ billionaires list in 2011. She currently serves as the CEO to Harpo Productions and her own TV channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network, while she made an estimated $11 million in sales for her magazine O.

#3 Ellen DeGeneres

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2014 Earnings: $70 million
Net Worth: $285 million
Forbes’ ranking: #5

The popular talk show host, stand-up comedian and actress, Ellen DeGeneres made $70 million this year ($12 more than last year) and was placed at #5 on Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list. She owns her own record label, eleveneleven, while it was reported in 2013 that she receives a weekly salary of $1.2 million.

#4 Taylor Swift

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2014 Earnings: $64 million
Net Worth: $180 million
Forbes’ ranking: #18

At just 24, Taylor Swift is the fourth youngest most powerful female celebrity, according to Forbes. Her fifth studio album, 1989, sold over 1.2 million copies in its release week alone earlier this year, and she made $30 million just from touring the United States between March and September 2013, plus $27 million in retail sales for her Taylor by Taylor Swift perfume.

#5 Rihanna

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2014 Earnings: $48 million
Net Worth: $120 million
Forbes’ ranking: #8

Endorsement deals with Got Milk, Gucci and CoverGirl, her own perfume line, as well as album and box office sales all contribute to Rihanna’s $48 million salary, while her Diamonds World Tour grossed a whopping $141.9 million.

#6 Katy Perry

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2014 Earnings: $40 million
Net Worth: $110 million
Forbes’ ranking: #9

Like most of her peers, Katy Perry has her own fragrance line, which accounts for a significant number to her salary (her third fragrance, Killer Queen is estimated at $80 million in global sales). Perry’s ongoing Prism Tour currently has a gross revenue of over $104 million.

#7 Jennifer Lopez

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2014 Earnings: $37 million
Net Worth: $315 million
Forbes’ ranking: #33

Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, fashion designer, entrepreneur, author, American Idol judge and Chief Creative Officer of nuvoTV, it’s no surprise Jennifer Lopez is on this list. Lopez returned as a judge on American Idol’s thirteenth season earlier this year for a reported salary $17.5 million, while she has made over $13 million in sales from her perfume line. In addition to cashing in on deals with L’Oreal Paris and Kohl’s, she earns about $2 million for every movie project she takes on.

#8 Miley Cyrus

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2014 Earnings: $36 million
Net Worth: $165 million
Forbes’ ranking: #17

Controversial pop artist Miley Cyrus ranked as the second youngest most powerful celebrity, at age 22, losing out to Justin Bieber. Cyrus grossed a little over $24 million from her Bangerz Tour between February and October 2014, and was reportedly paid $7 million to appear in Marc Jacobs’ 2014 ad campaign.

#9 Jennifer Lawrence

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2014 Earnings: $34 million
Net Worth: $53.9 million
Forbes’ ranking: #12

Jennifer Lawrence shot to fame when she appeared in the X-Men and The Hunger Games film series, and has since become one of the richest celebrities under 30. In 2013, she earned $10 million just for appearing in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

#10 Lady Gaga

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2014 Earnings: $33 million
Net Worth: $220 million
Forbes’ ranking: #19

Lady Gaga grossed over $84 million in ticket sales alone for her 2014 ArtRave: The Art Ball tour, while she was named the top Celebrity Under 30 by Forbes in 2013. Apart from singing, the American superstar also makes money from her fragrance and fashion lines.

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