You can think of Taylor Swift as the country music J-Lo. While Jennifer Lopez sits at number one on Forbes’ list of The Worlds’ Most Powerful Celebrities, Taylor is the highest-ranking country artist on the list, at number 11.
The financial site credits Taylor’s lucrative deal with CoverGirl, as well as more than 65 tour dates that raked in more than $1 million a night, as some of the reasons for her ranking. It’s interesting to note that Taylor did out-earn J-Lo, raking in $57 million so far this year, compared to the American Idol host’s $52 million. However, Lopez pulls in more from endorsements and production deals.
Three other male country artists make the list as well, with Toby Keith at number 49, Kenny Chesney at 53, and Brad Paisley at 68.
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