Swift Is Music’s Richest Hitmaker

click image to enlarge
March 9, 2012 | 6:56pm EST

Taylor Swift was the top musical money maker in 2011, according to Billboard.com.
The country star’s estimated $35.7 million haul from her Speak Now Tour profits, album sales and digital successes, gave her the edge over U2 and fellow country star Kenny Chesney on the new rich list.

Also making the top five: Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, while Sade, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean and Adele round out the top 10.