Swift, Cyrus Among Top Earning Females

Forbes’ new ranking of Hollywood’s Highest Earning Women includes Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

Swift comes in at No. 9 on the list with estimated earnings of $45 million. Like most entertainers who scored a slot, a significant chunk of her income came from touring and endorsement deals. According to the magazine, she grossed $54 million on tour, and also raked in dough from album sales, downloads, performance royalties, and endorsement deals with Sony and CoverGirl.

Many of the celebs on the list are musicians, and having global appeal helped boost their respective bottom lines.

Cyrus is No. 8 on the list with about $48 million in earnings.

Oprah Winfrey remains queen bee at the top of the ranking. Her $315 million out-earned everyone else in entertainment—male or female.

Forbes asked agents, managers, producers and lawyers for information for the chart, which is based on income between June 1, 2009, and June 1, 2010.


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