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Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Make Forbes’ Best Paid Celebrities Under 30 List

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Oh, to be blonde, rich and a country music superstar! Two of country music’s favorite golden-haired talents — that’d be Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood — have made the Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30 List. Congrats to Swift and Underwood on being recognized for their massive success.

Swift, 21, and Underwood, 28, are raking in the dough in copious fashion, with Swift having earned $45 million, while Underwood took home $15 million. The list also featured pop stars like Lady Gaga (who topped the list with $170 million in earnings), Justin Bieber (who drifted in country music thanks to his collab with Rascal Flatts, even though that doesn’t make him “country”) and LeBron James, the NBA superstar.

Swift actually placed in the Top 5 with her income receipts. This is also not her first appearance on a Forbes tally, though; she has hit several of the magazine’s annually compiled lists, including the Celebrity 100, Highest Earning Women, Most Powerful Celebrities and Highest Earning Stars lists, in a testament to her success across music genres and formats, and her foray into films and fragrance.

Underwood’s $15 million in earnings was enough to land the former ‘American Idol‘ at the No. 19 position on the list.

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