Madonna is the richest woman in music, according to Forbes.
Slated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this year, the Material Girl earned $72 million from June 2006-June 2007, thanks to album sales, merchandising and broadcast deals, endorsements, H&M fashion line and Confessions tour.
The Top 10 list of the richest women in music:
- Madonna, $72 million
- Barbra Streisand, $60 million
- Celine Dion, $45 million
- Shakira, $38 million
- Beyonce, $27 million
- Christina Aguilera, $20 million
- Faith Hill, $19 million
- The Dixie Chicks, $18 million
- Mariah Carey, $13 million
- Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne, Martina McBride, $12 million.
Madonna, 49, is the richest woman in music over the last year. Her one-time makeout partner, Britney Spears, came in 14th despite doing very little work!Â Â
Despite being insane and doing nothing but go to Rite-Aid and parade around in no pants, Britney Spears ranked an impressive 14th on the list, earning $8 million from old hits, royalties and sales of her fragrances, etc.
Following Britney Spears: Carrie Underwood and Nelly Furtado ($7 million each), and Fergie, Jennifer Lopez and Sheryl Crow ($6 million each).