Top 10 Highest Paid Women Musicians in 2014

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Nowadays, many women have been making a name for themselves in many sectors of society particularly in the entertainment industry. They have been making a lot of money for their songs and products. For years, individuals, especially males, from all walks of life have had their interests piqued by the lovely voices and charm of these female musicians. Below are the Top 10 Highest Paid Women Musicians in 2014.


10. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj

Mariah Carey


Nicki Minaj


Starting our list at no. 10 are American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Maria Carey has long been famous in the music industry. Her singing career alone has made her rake in a ton of money. Furthermore, like other musicians, she also makes some extra cash by way of business transactions including perfume, jewelry and clothing lines. Nicki Minaj on the other hand is relatively new to the business when compared to Mariah; however this did not stop her from catching up with Mariah in terms of fame. Furthermore, even though Mariah earns 6 million dollars more as an American Idol judge, Nicki was still able to catch up with Mariah in earnings. Each of these lovely ladies have earned a net of $29 million in 2013.


9. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Next in our Top 10 Highest Paid Women Musicians list is Carrie Underwood. Ms. Underwood started her career as the American Idol winner in 2005. Unlike many other American Idol winners whose activity in the limelight dwindled as the seasonal buzz went down, Ms. Underwood has proven to the world that she has the ability to make a name for herself outside of American Idol. Even now, she is still releasing albums and singles that are very popular with many individuals regardless of age and gender thus earning Ms. Underwood various awards and recognition. Ms. Underwood had a net income of $31 million last year, earning her the 9th spot in this list.


8. Pink


Like Mariah Carrey, Pink is a veteran musician. She may have been around for quite some time now, but this did not stop her from earning $32 million in 2013, thereby ensuring the 6th spot in this list. Singles such as “Just Give Me A Reason” from her album “The Truth About Love” in 2012 along with her tour helped her gain popularity and money.


7. Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With a smile that could melt a man’s heart, a body to die for and a powerful voice Katy Perry was able to capture the admiration and respect of men and women alike. Singles such as “I kissed a girl”, “Fireworks”, “California Girls”, “Last Friday Night” and “Roar” contain catchy tunes and charming lyrics which made them popular to many individuals especially to those who belong in the younger generation. Aside from her singles, albums, tours and private gigs, Ms. Perry also invests in a number of business ventures such as perfumes and clothing lines earning her a net income of 39 million dollars last year.


6. Rihanna


Next in the Top 10 Highest Paid Women Musicians list is Rihanna. Her sultry voice, alluring charm and tantalizing figure has made her the fantasy of countless men and the envy of numerous women. Despite the issues surrounding her and her relationship with Cris Brown, she was still able to make a successful singing career. Rihanna earned $43 million in 2013, earning her the 6th spot in this list.


5. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is another veteran female musician in the list. She is talented not only in singing but also in dancing. With her compelling voice, curvaceous body, seductive smile and tantalizing dance moves, she was able to captivate millions around the world in her music videos. Like Mariah Carrey and Nicki Minaj, Ms. Lopez was also an American Idol judge. Her musical career and countless business ventures had earned her a net income of $45 million last year.


4. Beyoncé


Beyoncé started her musical career as a singer in the highly successful musical group Destiny’s Child. Aside from her earnings as a singer, she also earns millions from endorsement deals and business ventures. Like many other female singers, Beyoncé is gifted with a powerful voice, a soft and bodacious body and a beautiful face making her very popular with men and women alike. She has a net income of $53 million in 2013.


3. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Her catchy songs, innocent smile, great voice and musical talent had fuelled her quick and successful rise to stardom. At 23 years old, she was able to secure her status as a great singer and already has a net income of 55 million dollars last year, which is a great feat for someone so young. Ms. Swift also earns quite a lot from endorsements and from her business ventures.


2. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, one of the most controversial musicians in the world can only be described by many people as “eccentric” or “weird”. Her unorthodox lyrics, nonconformist music videos and unusual costumes have made her known in every sector of the world. Many people hate her for her shocking and sometimes “disrespectful” ways, however many people still admire her for her “uniqueness” and “creativity.” Thanks to her fame, or infamy rather, she was able to earn a net income of $80 million in 2013.


1. Madonna


Way beyond her golden years, this veteran is still up and running and is showing no intentions of stopping.  Thanks to her singles, albums, tours, concerts and products, Madonna was not only able to secure her place in the hearts of individuals as well as secure the no. 1 spot in the list with a net income of $125 million.


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