Los Angeles | Pop star Taylor Swift has been named the biggest moneymaker in music industry this year having earned a whopping USD 170 million.
According to Forbes, the country/pop singer’s earnings come from music, tour and numerous lucrative deals including with Apple.
One Direction boys follow at the runner-up place with an estimated USD 110 million and Adele rounded up the top 3 with USD 80.5 million in her pocket.
Madonna has been ranked fourth with USD 76.5 million and Rihanna is at No 5 with USD 75 million.
AC/DC landed in the seventh spot with USD 67.5 million, The Rolling Stones occupied the eighth position with USD 66.5 million, P Diddy rounded up the top 10 with USD 62 million, while Bruce Springsteen trailed closely behind at No 11 with USD 60.5 million.
Justin Bieber settled at No 13 with USD 56 million.
Further down the list were powerhouse couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z. They have been ranked No 17 and 18 with USD 54 million and USD 53.5 million respectively.