By Jason Lipshutz
Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus may have commanded more headlines in 2010, but none of them banked as much money as Beyoncé over the past year, according to Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010.
The R&B/pop star’s estimated 2010 earnings of $87 million were enough to make her the highest-ranking musician on the list, at No. 9. Spears came in at No. 13 with $64 million netted over the past year, while Gaga closely followed at No. 14 with $62 million earned.
Other musical artists who made the bottom half of the list include Madonna (No. 15 with $58 million), Cyrus (No. 18 with $48 million) and Taylor Swift (No. 19 with $45 million). Oprah Winfrey easily snagged the top spot on the list with a whopping $315 million netted in 2010, while “Avatar” director James Cameron came in second with $210 million.
With Beyoncé earning $87 million in 2010, she and husband Jay-Z further prove their status as an unstoppable power couple. In August, the rapper topped Forbes’“Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list after making $63 million over a 12-month period.