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Highest earning woman in music

With earnings of $125 million, US pop star Madonna is the highest earning woman in music, and easily surpassing Lady Gaga and country pop singer Taylor Swift, Forbes said.

Her income for the 12 months period used by the magazine also made her the highest earning celebrity overall, it said.

Madonna’s earnings from June 2012 to June 2013 were from her worldwide MDNA Tour, which pulled in $305 million. But the 55 years old singer, who jumped from ninth place in 2012, also made money with merchandising sales, her fragrance and from her Material Girl clothing line.

She is “music’s top earner of any type or gender and the highest paid celebrity of any stripe,” according to Forbes.