Take a Bow: Madonna Tops Forbes’ First List of Wealthiest Women in Music
More than 30 years after the debut of her first single, Madonna‘s stock is still sky-high.
Forbes‘ unveiled its very first list of the music world’s wealthiest women yesterday (June 1), and — no surprise — the Rebel Heart singer landed at No. 1. With her most recent album’s eponymous tour raking in more than $170 million (her total tour earnings now stand at $1.4 billion), she’s worth $560 million, the site reports. After factoring in coveted real estate and an art collection that includes work by Picasso and Frida Kahlo, the fortune is still mounting.
Just under Madge with $380 million to her name is Celine Dion, who stands at No. 2. The singer’s earned $260 million from performances in Las Vegas since 2003, and she will likely perform her thousandth set in Sin City before the year’s end, the site reports. Selling nearly 250 million records worldwide certainly doesn’t hurt matters.
Barbra Streisand, the only artist to have notched a No. 1 album six decades in a row, comes in at No. 3 with $370 million, Beyonce lands at No. 4 with $265 million (though she and husband Jay Z collectively hold $610 million to their names) and Taylor Swift rounds out the Top 5 with $250 million. Swift’s 1989 Tour grossed $250 million in 2015, and outsold any other concert series.
And, biting at the top-earners’ heels is Katy Perry, worth $125 million.
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