Madonna is top ‘Cash Queen’
Madonna is the richest woman in music.
The 49-year-old entertainer leads Forbes.com’s list of the top 20 “Cash Queens of Music,” earning $72 million between June 2006 and June 2007.
The pop star’s “Confessions” world tour pulled in $260 million, Forbes said. She also made money from album sales, her fashion line with H&M; and a deal with NBC to broadcast her concert performance at London’s Wembley Stadium. Barbra Streisand is No. 2 with $60 million, thanks to her comeback tour of North America and Europe.
Celine Dion ranks third with $45 million, largely from her successful “A New Day” show in Las Vegas.