Minting Money: 10 Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30

Forbes recently announced the top highly paid celebrities below 30 years of age. The list was based on album and concert sales, movie paydays, profit participation, endorsement, and advertising work between May 2011 and May 2012. Women dominate the list. The “Twilight” trio ranks high. Let us see the top big shots of the past year.

Taylor Swift

The country singer is just 22, but she has successfully earned $57 million last year. She made this possible with her three albums, which sold over 4 million copies each, her worldwide tours and her contract with the famous magazine Cover Girl.

Justin Bieber

We all know this revolutionary pop singer and budding capitalist. He has already invested in Enflick, Tinychat, and Spotify. He is only 18 years old and still managed to acquire $55 million. He has 21 million followers on Twitter.


Though her “Battleship” turned out to be a box office flop, she successfully raked in a whopping $53 million at the age of 23. Her catchy hits include “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” endorsements for Vita Coco and Nivea, and her perfume line.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga with a lack of tours dropped from her first position. Yet, this 26-old singer managed to make $52 million. No big surprise for the world’s most popular Twitter user.

Katy Perry

Despite appearing in the box office flop, Katy Perry managed to make a hefty $45 million. This 27-year old “California Girls” singer minted money from her popular hits and “California Dreams” tour.


She succeeded in selling 23 million copies of her album “21”. At the age of 24, she amassed $35 million.

Kristen Stewart

This 22-year-old beauty by acting in both “Twilight” and “Snow White and the Huntsman,” managed to take home a striking $34.5 million.

Lil’ Wayne

It was a busy year for Rapper Lil’Wayne. He played more than 50 shows. At the age of 29, this youth icon has earned around $27M. In the past year, he also introduced a clothing line and launched his maiden endorsement deal with Mountain Dew.

Taylor Lautner

Like Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner also managed to receive $26.5 million by acting in the movie “Twilight”. He also appeared in the film “Abduction” with Lily Collins, which collected $82 million at the box office.

Robert Pattinson

Remember this 26-year old in “Harry Potter” he managed to collect $26.5 million profit this year, thanks to his performance in “Twilight”. He has also appeared in “Remember Me” and “Water for Elephants.”

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