Taylor Swift has been named as the highest paid celebrity in the world under the age of 30 with earnings of $57 million (£36.8 million).
The singer, who grossed a colossal $123 million (£79.5 million) on her ‘Speak Now’ world tour, was named by Forbes Magazine as the highest earning celebrity under 30 between May 2011 and May 2012.
Justin Bieber was second with earnings of $55 million (£35.5 million), Rihanna was third with a pay packet of $53 (£34.5 million), while Lady Gaga was in fourth with $52 million (£33.6 million), down from her $90 million (£58.2 million) earnings last year.
Katy Perry was fifth with earnings of $45 million (£29.1 million), with Adele next with $35 million (£22.6 million) and Twilight actress Kristen Stewart in seventh with $34.5 million (£22.3 million). Lil Wayne was eighth with $27 million (£17.5 million), while Twilight love rivals Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were joint ninth with pay packets of $26.5 million (£17.1 million) each.
Taylor Swift is currently working on her fourth studio album and has been working with a raft of songwriters, including Ed Sheeran and Foster The People’s Mark Foster.