Taylor Swift: Music's Biggest Money Maker!

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Billboard has come out with its list of the biggest money makers in all of music - and Taylor Swift once again reigns supreme.

After receiving the same distinction in 2011, Swift earned more Benjamins than anyone else in the industry over the past 12 months, raking in $39,699,575.60 to claim the top spot over Justin Timberlake and Kenny Chesney.

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To compile its list, Billboard ranked performers "by U.S. earnings, calculated from touring, recorded- music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming."

Here's the great thing, though: Taylor spends her money wisely.

She was ALSO named the Most Charitable Celebrity of 2012.

This is a look at music's top five biggest money makers:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Kenny Chesney
  3. Justin Timberlake
  4. Bon Jovi
  5. The Rolling Stones

And here's a look at 19 Essential Taylor Swift GIFs because she definitely has a reason to dance these days:

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