Above: Beautiful Famous Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For GQ Magazine Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Singers In The World.
ZARZAR MODELS recently released the latest list of the highest paid women (female singers) in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers). The latest list of the highest paid female singers in the music industry (the top earning female singers in the world) covers all musician earnings for the past 12 months (from June 2017 to June 2018) and are approximate based on the leading industry sources including Forbes magazine (one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the world and a leader in financial data analysis). All amounts are in United States Dollars.
The Highest Paid Women (Female Singers) In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Female Singers For 2018
Back in 2015, when American singer Katy Perry earned $135 million dollars in a single year, she knew she had secured her place among the greatest female musicians of all time (at least in terms of the amount of money earned in a single year). Most importantly, Katy Perry knew that she would never have to worry about fading into oblivion. Three years later, Katy Perry has proved herself right: she is once again the highest paid woman in the music industry, earning $83 million pretax dollars. As one of the hardest working women on the list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers), Katy Perry made over $1 million dollars per night during her Witness: The Tour 80 day concert tour.
Witness: The Tour was the fourth concert tour by American singer and songwriter Katy Perry, in support of her fifth studio album, Witness. The tour began on September 19, 2017 in Montreal, Canada, and concluded on August 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. Katy Perry also managed to find time to serve as a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million dollars for her troubles.
The World’s Highest Paid Women In The Music Industry For 2018
Beautiful American singer and musician Taylor Swift ranked second on the list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) with earnings of $80 million dollars. The pop music and country music superstar briefly disappeared from social media last year before roaring back with the launch of her new album Reputation, which sold approximately two million copies worldwide in its opening week. The only reason Taylor Swift didn’t claim the top spot on this year’s list of the highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) is because most of her Reputation Stadium Tour dates fell just outside this year’s scoring period.
The top 10 female singers on this year’s highest paid female singers in the world (the world’s highest paid female singers) list earned a combined $502.5 million dollars (before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers, estate executors, and taxes) over the past 12 months proving that flawless musical talent and stellar business acumen are a powerful combination that can make you very wealthy. Musician earnings are estimates only and are sourced from interviews with numerous talent agency managers, agents, executives, Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews, and Forbes estimates.
1. Katy Perry (United States) with music earnings for the year of $83 million dollars.
2. Taylor Swift (United States) with music earnings for the year of $80 million dollars.
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Above: Beautiful Blonde Brazilian Model Gisele Bundchen Modeling For Ipanema Gisele Bundchen Hot Sands Collection Fashion Ads Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World Earning $42 Million Dollars Over The Past Year.
Thousands of our fashion modeling fans from around the world have been asking our modeling agency if fashion models make more money than actresses and singers. We all know that famous actresses and singers make so much money per year that millions of girls and teenagers dream of following the career paths of their favorite actresses and singers such as Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift, but do actresses and singers really make more money than female models and supermodels? Do actresses and singers get all the attention and all the media headlines when in reality female models and supermodels have superior earnings power, make more money modeling, and actually print more cash than the famous actresses and singers that we all hear about in the news?
Above: Beautiful Blonde Brazilian Model Gisele Bundchen Modeling For Versace Ads Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World Earning $42 Million Dollars Over The Past Year.
The Highest Paid Singers (Female Singers) Versus The Highest Paid Models Versus The Highest Paid Actresses – Who Makes The Most Cash?
Madonna – $125 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year
We start our list of the “Highest Paid Actresses, Models, And Female Singers In The World” with the one and only “Queen of Pop” known around the world as simply Madonna. Madonna takes the number 1 spot on the Billboard and Forbes lists for “The Highest Paid Female Singers In The World” for the last 12 months with earnings of approximately $125 million United States Dollars (according to Forbes Magazine). Thanks largely to her blockbuster MDNA tour, the “Queen of Pop” became the highest paid singer (female singer) in the world as the MDNA tour was last year’s biggest concert tour ($305 million gross which means what they made before paying all the tour expenses), and the 10th top grossing tour of all time. The 88 day tour earned Madonna an estimated $32 million (according to Billboard). The MDNA tour also supported the MDNA album from Madonna which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and generated impressive physical and digital album sales for the artist. Add the tens of millions earned from endorsements, merchandise sales, and sponsorships and you reach $125 million for the past year.
Lady Gaga – $80 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year
Taylor Swift – $55 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year Making Her The Third Highest Paid Female Singer In The World
Above: Beautiful Blonde Country Singer Taylor Swift Modeling For Taylor By Taylor Swift Fragrance Perfume Ads Modeling As The Third Highest Paid Female Singer In The World Earning $55 Million Dollars Over The Past Year.
Number 3 on the Forbes list for “The Highest Paid Female Singers In The World” is country singer and singing sensation Taylor Swift with earnings over the last 12 months of $55 million United States Dollars. Taylor Swift also earned big as one of the faces of CoverGirl (fashion modeling so in all fairness it was not all singing). For those that still believe that the music industry is dead, it is important to know that Taylor Swift released her fourth studio album “Red” in October 2012 and sold 1.2 million copies in week one. The album’s first single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” became her first to top Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Think about what was just said…Taylor Swift’s latest music album “Red” sold 1.2 million units during its opening week last fall. Call her country, pop, or both. Either way, Taylor Swift’s Nashville connections helped her music album “Red” sell 1.2 million copies in its first week but as successful as the music album was, the truth is that touring and endorsements (which include fashion modeling for major fashion brands) still make up the majority of her total earnings. That said, Taylor Swift is a record selling powerhouse, moving nearly 3 million physical units and more than 1 million digital albums, and a staggering 15.6 million digital tracks, driven by the release of “Red” and its mega-hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”.
Still not impressed with all of Taylor Swift’s achievements? Well, we also forgot to mention that the 23 year old singer Taylor Swift is also the highest paid female country singer in the world and has taken advantage of that success by signing endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Sony, and CoverGirl (fashion modeling) while making millions touring on the road. Taylor Swift should earn even more next year as she transitions from arena shows to stadium sellouts, and if you are still not impressed with all of these incredible achievements then you really do have very high standards! Our congratulations to you!
Above: Beautiful Brunette Actress Angelina Jolie Modeling For Vanity Fair Magazine Fashion Editorials Modeling As The Highest Paid Actress In The World Earning $33 Million Dollars Over The Past Year.
#4 Beyonce – $53 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year
#5 Jennifer Lopez – $45 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year
#6 Rihanna – $43 Million United States Dollars In Earnings For The Past Year
Number 6 on the list of “The Highest Paid Female Singers In The World” is Barbados born music diva known around the world as Rihanna who has parlayed the success of her music into lucrative endorsements with the likes of Vita Coco and Nivea, a perfume fragrance called Reb’l Fleur, and a heavy touring schedule. Reb’l Fleur is the first perfume fragrance for women endorsed by Barbadian music recording artist Rihanna. The perfume fragrance was promoted with the accompanying tagline “Bad Feels So Good”. Reb’l Fleur was positively received upon its release and has become highly successful adding even more cash to Rihanna’s bank accounts.
Above: Beautiful Brunette American Actress Angelina Jolie Modeling For Vanity Fair Magazine Fashion Editorials Modeling As The Highest Paid Actress In The World Earning $33 Million Dollars Over The Past Year.
The Highest Paid Singers (Female Singers) Versus The Highest Paid Models Versus The Highest Paid Actresses – Who Makes The Most Cash?
By now our millions of fashion modeling fans around the world might be wondering…Where in the world are the fashion models on this special celebrity list of actresses, fashion models, and female singers? Well, the first model on the list (Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen) appears at number 7 with $42 million United States Dollars for the past 12 months with other supermodels following behind (see our “Highest Paid Models In The World” articles and lists throughout our website). Thus, it appears that singers have incredible earnings power and some stability in those earnings thanks to their music royalties and their ability to tour around the world whenever they are low in cash and their bank accounts start looking a little depressing.
What about actresses? Only when we get to $33 million United States Dollars does the first actress appear on the list with American actress Angelina Jolie. Following close behind Angelina Jolie is Colombian actress Sofia Vergara with $30 million United States Dollars in earnings over the past 12 months. Thus, while there appear to be more actresses than models that earn anywhere from $20 to $33 million United States Dollars (including actresses Jennifer Lawrence at $26 million, Kristen Stewart at $22 million, and Jennifer Aniston at only $20 million) the truth is that the earnings of actresses are very unstable compared to the earnings generated by models and supermodels. Many actresses rely on one or two blockbuster films to be able to make the amount of money that these actresses have made over the past year, and if any of the above actresses do not get a major role for a new movie or major television show the following year they can drop from “The Highest Paid Actresses In The World” list faster than you can blink an eye.
Above: Beautiful South African Victoria’s Secret Blonde Model Candice Swanepoel Modeling In Beautiful Sexy Victoria’s Secret Black Lingerie Modeling As The 10th Highest Paid Model In The World Earning $3.1 Million United States Dollars Over The Past Year.
Instability in earnings (as compared to actresses) is not so much of a problem for models and supermodels as many models and supermodels represent a fairly large and diverse number of clients in various industries which gives them the added benefit of revenue diversification. This is the reason why the list of “The Highest Paid Models In The World” rarely changes by much while the list of “The Highest Paid Actresses In The World” can be very different from one year to the next. In fact, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has earned $42 million over the past 12 months, $45 million over the previous 12 months, and another $45 million during the 2010-2011 time period. Talk about stable earnings for the world’s highest paid model!
But the truth is that none of these female singers and music stars, models and supermodels, and famous actresses can even come close and rival Sports Illustrated beauty Kathy Ireland. Kathy Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980’s and 1990’s (if you have never heard of Kathy Ireland ask your dad) best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, Kathy Ireland started licensing her name in thousands of products around the world and founded a brand marketing company known as “kathy Ireland Worldwide” which has become a multi-billion dollar fashion empire making her perhaps the wealthiest self made model in the world and creating a business empire that not even Madonna or any other famous female singer or actress in the world has been able to match, and that in itself is reason for us models (and our fans) to celebrate as we sincerely hope that models and Supermodels will someday rule the world! Enjoy!
Above: Beautiful Blonde Brazilian Model Gisele Bundchen Modeling For Ipanema Gisele Bundchen Fashion Ads Modeling As The Highest Paid Model In The World Earning $42 Million Dollars In The Past Year.
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