Who has More Money – Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga? Forbes Best-Paid Young Celebs List Released
Forbes' annual list of the “Best-Paid Celebrities under Thirty” is out for the period of May 2010 through May 2011 – and the results will probably not surprise you.
The list covers the best paid singers, musicians, athletes, and movie stars during the twelve month period – not what they grossed, but what they put in their pocket.
Out of the twenty young celebrities, they cumulatively raked in almost $700 million dollars in paychecks during the year.
Topping the list this year is Lady Gaga with $90 million in paychecks. Most of that came from album sales and proceeds from her “Monster Ball” concerts – and maybe a few bucks from selling her translucent egg.
Justin Bieber came in second with $53 million worth of paychecks – mostly from his 150 “My World” concerts and his $100 million 3D movie “Never Say Never”. Bieber also had proceeds from fingernail polish, calendars, wrist bands, earphones, perfume, and other merchandise.
Coming in third place was NBA star LeBron James. His team may have lost last Sunday’s championship game, but his payday for the year was a modest $48 million dollars.
Other notables topping the list were Country singer Taylor Swift, tennis player Roger Federer, Katy Perry, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Carmelo Anthony, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Carrie Underwood, and Lil' Wayne.
Looks like “Friday” singer Rebecca Black will have to wait until next year.
It just goes to show you, stay in school, stay away from drugs, and work your butt off 24 hours a day seven days a week and you too can be rich!
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