8. Taylor Swift – $55 million per year
Taylor Swift gained only $1 million more than Elton John and $2 million more than Beyoncé but that is enough to make her the eighth- highest earner in 2013. Despite being a newcomer on top lists, Swift made a big spurt due to great sales of her albums. The hit ’’We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’’ helped the sales of her album Red remain constant and made the following tour successful. The singer used her fame to sign deals with companies such as Covergirl, Diet Coke, Sony and added cash to her huge account.