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Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Among Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30

Posted By Sarah Wyland On June 16, 2011 @ 11:19 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift [2] and Carrie Underwood [3] work hard – and their bank accounts prove it. Both country superstars were recognized on Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30 [4] list along with artists from across all genres, the big screen and athletics. Pop star Lady Gaga topped the list, grossing $170 million from 137 shows in 22 countries.

Following Lady Gaga is Justin Bieber, who is also the youngest moneymaker on the list. The teen heartthrob made a cool $53 million while Miami Heat star LeBron James came in third with $48 million and fourth place went to tennis star Roger Federer with $47 million. Taylor, with a sold-out world tour and several multi-platinum records to her name, rounded out the top 5 with $45 million.

Carrie came in at No. 19 on the list with $15 million. Other celebs on the list include Katy Perry with $44 million, Rihanna with $29 million, and Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who tied with $20 million each. Carrie and Taylor were both in Nashville last week for CMA Music Festival [5]. Carrie held her annual fan club party as well as performed at the Grand Ole Opry, while Taylor closed down the festival Sunday night with a performance at LP Field. Check out photos of their CMA Music Festival activities HERE. [6]

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[2] Taylor Swift: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift

[3] Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood

[4] Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30: http://blogs.forbes.com/dorothypomerantz/2011/06/09/the-best-paid-celebrities-under-30/

[5] CMA Music Festival: http://www.gactv.com/cmafest

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