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Rihanna: 'Forbes' Top Earning Celebrity Under Thirty!

Rihanna: 'Forbes' Top Earning Celebrity Under Thirty!

Rihanna holds on tight as she enjoys an inner tube ride in the ocean on Thursday (July 12) in Barbados.

The 24-year-old entertainer and her pals took turns getting in the tube and being pulled by a fast moving boat.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rihanna

Rihanna just landed the number three spot on Forbes magazine’s Highest Paid Stars Under Thirty list!

The mag estimated she earned approximately $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, largely through her concerts, major hits, endorsement deals, and her fragrance, Reb’l Fleur.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry round out the top five.

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  • Heather

    DID Rihanna flies a lawsuilt about her money

  • Barbados

    All of that money and she is still unhappy because she has never dealt with the tragic issues of her childhood. Even today @24 if her father calls her chubby she will starve herself to skeleton proportions. She needs to get into therapy and get him out of her life.

  • Luiza

    She is tacky

  • jenfan

    I’m sooo glad she is smiling…and JJ thank you for not posting the pics from the NY funeral/Bajan funeral eith….but I’m glad she looks happy

    God Bless her and her family!!

  • nat

    those pictures made me happy :D she has a real smile on her face, not a “look at me! I’m rebelious and happy” fake smile! she looks natural and pretty in this pictures, like when she was younger! I miss the old rihanna :(
    I think she is a sad girl and I agree with Barbados’ comment. Her father is a bad influence and he should stay away from her!

  • Gin

    Actually, Rihanna was third. Taylor Swift was number one.

  • wam

    @Gin: yeah i’m surprised this was written like rihanna was number one and taylor swift was just on the list.

  • GGGive

    go gurl

  • ilikeitmore

    taylor swift is a really bad artist,she has no voice i don t understand how she could be a top earning singer.People who listen her don t know what real music is.

  • Nashville

    There is no such thing as Country music anymore it has sold out to POP in order to be popular. Taylor Swift is pop her guitar is nothing more than a prop.



  • amensister

    there is a different between what you EARN and what you HAVE [like NET and GROSS pay] in the bank, hence the lawsuit filed against her accounts.

  • Josephine


    Because Swift’s fans are mostly tweens and young teens and at that age (in most cases) it’s not really the matter of taste but who is the top performer of the moment. One popular kid starts to listen to Taylor Swift because her songs are all about teenage love and seem to be oh so romantic and then all classmates and their friends and friend’s friends feel like they have to like her to be popular, they ask their parents to buy her CD’s then all kids have it and she can be the top earning singer. I’m not criticizing because I’ve done the same. I’ve never liked Backstreet Boys but I had all their CD’s because they were popular. I would never confess to anyone at the age of 14 that in fact I really liked Queen and Nirvana. Swift’s lyrics are at least appropriate for kids. I’m more concerned about Rihanna’s popularity among this age group.

  • jenfan

    @Gin: it says she was third…did u read the rest of the thing

  • Guadelupe

    No Puerto Ricans on the list, typical.



  • Well

    Show your b utt.
    Show your b oobs.
    Let yourself be b eaten.
    Behave like a .ore.

    She did not deserve to be the 3d best payed one. Cannot even pronounce the word celebrity for her.
    Silly narcistic d rug ad dict.

  • lexy hates bilson

    LMAO!! That horse hair is about to fly off her head!

  • ja

    Taylor does not have a good singing voice, just a regular average one but she does sound nice. Give her some credit at least because from what I have seen so far she is a good role model. She carries herself like a lady, dress appropriately and is well spoken.

  • Kimberly

    She borrowed it from Lala Vasquez.

  • Tine

    She kind of grosses me out.

  • KissThis

    How can she be the top earning female when her albums have flopped lately? Makes no sense to me

  • Helena

    I love her natural smile her. She is a true beauty, she’s gorgeous with makeup and even more without.. Can’t belive it.. ;)