Beyoncé Revealed as the Richest Woman in Music

November 20, 2017
By Scott T. Sterling Beyoncé is number one. Forbes has announced that Beyoncé is the highest-paid woman in music, beating out last year's winner, Taylor Swift. Related: Beyoncé Will Roar as Nala in 'Lion King' Remake  Beyoncé's pre-tax tally was a considerable $105 million, generated through a variety of means including her most recent world tour, the Lemonade project and her athleisure clothing line, Ivy Park. Adele took second place with $69 million, followed by Taylor Swift in third place with $44 million. Celine Dion ($42 million) and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million) round out the top five, with both women raking in the bucks with Las Vegas residencies.