It pays to be a young, female musician. At least that’s the lesson learned from Forbes’ newly released report on the top-earning celebrities under the age of 30.
All but three of the top 10 are musicians—in fact, the first seven slots are dominated by singers and pop stars, with three actors trailing in the last spots.
And it’s refreshing to see that the majority of the young top-earners—again, seven of them—are women, a rarity among “highest-paid” lists.
Forbes compiled the report with information collected from “agents, managers, producers, executives and other in-the-know folks,” and excluded athletes from the rankings to keep the list Hollywood-centric. Taxes, agent fees, and other fame-related expenses weren’t deducted.
The top-earning celebrities under 30, according to Forbes, are:
1. Lady Gaga
Raking in an estimated $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013, Forbes attributes Gaga’s immense wealth—the fortune that paid for the gold-plated wheelchair she used when injured earlier this year—to her “Born This Way Ball Tour.”
2. Justin Bieber
No surprises here: the Canadian sensation made about $58 million in the last year, thanks to a world tour and investments in companies like Spotify and Tinychat.
3. Taylor Swift
Her best-selling album, Red, a chart-topping single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” an arena tour, and sponsorships with Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl helped the country-turned-pop-star cash in an estimated $55 million.
4. Calvin Harris
Harris’s wealth—an estimated $46 million from the past year—comes from his career as a DJ and producer (he’s responsible for Rihanna‘s smash hit “We Found Love”) and his work as a performer himself. He’s played more than 150 shows in the last 12 months, Forbes reports.
Churning out single after single is working for the Barbadian singer, who earned about $43 million from her nonstop smash hits and Vita Coco endorsements.
6. Katy Perry
Even though Forbes says Perry had a “quiet year,” she still managed to make a pretty $39 million from private performances, deals with a perfume company and Popchips, and her 2012 concert movie, Part of Me.
Riding the strong sales from her last two albums, the new mom bolstered her earnings with her Oscar-winning song, “Skyfall” from the James Bond film. All in all, she raked in an estimated $25 million.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
The highest-earning actor on the list, Lawrence reportedly made $26 million thanks to her role in the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise and her Oscar-winning portrayal in Silver Linings Playbook.
9. Kristen Stewart
With $22 million from the last year, Forbes points out that Stewart stands to make a lot less money in the future now that the Twilight series has ended. Snow White and the Huntsman earned her a chunk of change last year, but her taste for smaller movies like 2012′s On the Road means her paycheck may start to shrink.
10. Taylor Lautner
We’re surprised Lautner outpaced fellow Twilight-er Robert Pattinson. Earning $22 million last year, Forbes points out that the actor’s 2012 movie Abductionflopped, but a small role in Grown Ups 2 helped bring in some dough.
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