Forbes: Madonna in Top 10 Earning Woman of 2012 list




The figures represent earnings from May 2011 to May 2012, before subtracting management fees, legal costs and taxes.

Check out who else made the cut:

1. Britney Spears, $58 million.


2. Taylor Swift, $57 million.


3. Rihanna, $54 million.


4. Lady Gaga, $52 million.


5. Katy Perry, $45 million.


6. Beyoncé, $40 million.


7. Adele, $35 million.


8. Sade, $33 million.


9. Madonna, $30 million.


10. Shakira, $20 million.