Superstar Beyonce Dubbed The Richest Woman in R&B Music

The 20 women on Forbes’ Cash Queens list earned a combined $420 million between June 2006 and June 2007. The vast majority collected hefty paychecks from sell-out tours. To compile the list, Forbes examined concert grosses, merchandising revenue, album sales and additional revenue streams from ancillary businesses: clothing lines, fragrance deals and endorsements. Only “active” artists were considered–those who had released an album or film or toured during the specified period. These are gross income figures, with no deductions for taxes, management or agent fees. Beyonce, who came in #5 on the list and #1 in female urban music, earned an estimated $27 million dollars in revenue, thanks to her album B’day, a world tour and various endorsement deals. Other notable names on the list include Mariah Carey ($13 million), and Jennifer Lopez ($6 million). See the full list below: 1. Madonna- $72 million 2. Barbra Streisand- $60 million 3. Celine Dion – $45 million 4. Shakira – $38 million 5. Beyonce – $27 million 6. Gwen Stefani – $26 million 7. Christina Aguilera – $20 million 8. Faith Hill – $19 million 9. Dixie Chicks – $18 million 10. Mariah Carey – $13 million 11. Hilary Duff – $12 million 12. Avril Lavigne – $12 million 13. Martina McBride – $12 million 14. Britney Spears – $8 million 15. Carrie Underwood – $7 million 16. Nelly Furtado – $7 million 17. Fergie – $6 million 18. Jennifer Lopez – $6 million 19. Sheryl Crow – $6 million 20. Norah Jones – $5.5 million

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