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Taylor Swift Beats Bieber In Highest Paid Under 30 List

It's all about the girls as RiRi, GaGa & K-Pez also feature...

At just 22 year's old, Taylor Swift has shot to the top of Forbes Magazine's list of highest paid celebrities under the age of 30.

The Safe & Sound singer earned a jaw-dropping $57 million in the last year, partly thanks to her albums Fearless and Speak Now going platinum at least four times.

The list is packed with other female artists including the UK's very own Adele - who pocketed a cool $35 million in 2011.

Justin Bieber is the only male to make the top five, with the Boyfriend singer sitting pretty at No.2 after making a mad $55 million from record sales, concerts and endorsements in the last year.

Number three in list is Rihanna with earnings of $53 million, Lady GaGa at four with $53 million and Katy Perry at five with $45 million.

Author of the list, Dorothy Pomerantz told the New York Daily News: "We're seeing this confluence of talented young female stars. They have such distinct personalities and sounds, they can all co-exist without cannibalising each other."

The magazine takes into account album and concert sales, movie earnings and box office profit share, along with endorsements and advertising. The deadline for this year's list was May 2011.

Forbes Magazine's list of the 10 highest earning celebrities under the age of 30:

1 Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
2 Justin Bieber, 18, $55 million
3 Rihanna, 24, $53 million
4 Lady GaGa, 26, $52 million
5 Katy Perry, 27, $45 million
6 Adele, 24, $35 million
7 Kristen Stewart, 22, $34.5 million
8 Lil Wayne, 29, $27 million
9 Taylor Lautner, 20, $26.5 million
10 Robert Pattinson, 26, $26.5 million

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