Lady Gaga tops Forbes list of “young & rich”

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Lady Gaga, 25 years old, recently dethroned Oprah off the top of Forbes magazine‘s Most Powerful Celebrities list and now the pop star, with $90 million, has booted Beyoncé off the top spot on the annual Best-Paid Celebrities-Under-30 list.

In second, teen heartthrob singer Justin Bieber debuted on the strike-it-rich-quick list: the 17-year-old raked in $53 million.

Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James, 26, came in third with $48 million, though his team lost the NBA Finals on June 12 to the Dallas Mavericks.

Tennis star Roger Federer hit the fourth spot on the list with $47 million, just making it at 29 years old.

In fifth place, 21-year-old country-pop singer Taylor Swift collected $45 million. Sixth is 26-year-old pop star Katy Perry, having earned $44 million.

Madrid’s soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, at 26, landed in seventh place, taking $38 million.

Slipping in for her last year on the list, at 29, Beyoncé bounced down from first to eighth with a drop in income from $87 to $35 million.

Ninth was Barcelona’s major soccer player Lionel Messi, 23, who brought in $32 million.

Following close behind, tennis luminary Rafael Nadal took the tenth slot at 25 years old, making $31 million.

Social, web, television/radio and press were taken into consideration along with income, adding up to the total overall ranking of the celebrities.

Also on the list are 23-year-old Rihanna with $29 million, Robert Pattinson, 25, and Kristen Stewart, 21, who tied with $20 million, and Lil Wayne, at 28, making $15 million.

Sources: Forbes – AFPrelaxnews

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