|Beyonce & Rihanna Rank High On ‘Forbes Music Rich List’|
|Friday, 30 November 2012 10:40|
They’re beautiful, talented, and have taken the world by storm, and now- by way of the folks over at Forbes- Beyonce & her one time protege Rihanna have much to celebrate today.
For, they have been named as two of music’s highest earning contributors, earning more money than this year than mutual mentor Jay Z.
Despite spending the bulk of this year raising one year old daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce comes in at #18 despite the fact she did not release new material or tour in the last twelve months. Impressive, considering she generated more capital than many of this year’s chart staples, Coldplay and Jay Z included.
Based on total earnings counted between May 2011 to May 2012, the list would undoubtedly comes as good news for the Rap mogul, whose cash cow Rihanna generated sweet £53 million for both he and his Roc Nation music group, sure to go towards the funding of Rita Ora‘s forthcoming US release.
Earning 13 million more dollars than Beyonce, the tally also saw Rihanna generate $18 million more than ‘Love Song‘ belle Adele ($35 million) and ‘Taboo‘s ‘Sade‘ who closes the Top 25 with £33 million.
Full list below:
1. Dr Dre – $110 Million
Download Rita Ora’s ‘Radioactive’ here!