There really is no stopping the tour de force that is Beyonce. Indeed, despite being on a career ‘hiatus’, the superstar serves as the only Pop star to chart within the top ten of Forbes‘ annual ‘Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010′ list.
Landing at #9 on the tally, the ‘Single Ladies’ singer earned an estimated $87 Million over the last 12 months; this without any studio albums or movies hitting theatres. Instead, the 29 year old, who is sandwiched between film legend George Lucas and Dr Phil on the list, generated much of her income from numerous endorsement deals (including Vizio and Nintendo), as well as box-office returns from her blockbuster ‘I Am…World Tour’. For what it’s worth, husband Jay-Z was named ‘Hip-Hop’s Cash King’ by Forbes in August with a year income of $63 million
In other notable chartings, Britney Spears ($64 million), Lady Gaga ($62 million) and Madonna ($58 million) sat at numbers 13, 14 and 15, respectively.
Say what you want about her, but Ms. Knowles really is at a career high right now. After all, mainstream media would have you believe the likes of the Britney’s and Lady GaGa’s are presently the bigger stars, yet Beyonce earning $20 million more than them is no small feat nor one that should be overlooked.
With Bey, GaGa, and Britney all set to release new album’s in the coming year, it will be particularly interesting to see how, or if, the tide turns at all.