The female music industry is one of the hardest and competitive fields in the entertainment industry yet very rewarding as evident by these women who are making fortunes we can only dream of.


Forbes has released the list of highest earning female musicians and the top artist comes much as a surprise to many. Katy Perry has beaten pop rival Taylor Swift to become the highest-earning woman in music this year.

Perry, 31, earned $135m (Ksh 13.7 billion) in the past 12 months, compared with an estimated $80m(Ksh8.1billion) for Swift 25. Here is the complete list.

  1. Katy     Perry           $ 135M
  2. Taylor  Swift             $  80M
  3. Fleet wood Mac       $  59.5M
  4. Lady Gaga              $  59M
  5. Beyonce                  $  54.5M
  6. Britney Spears         $  31M
  7. Jennifer Lopez         $  28.5M
  8. Miranda Lambert     $  28.5M
  9. Miriah Carey            $  27M
  10. Rihana                     $  26M