All hail the Queen!
Madonna may be 55-year-old, but she’s proving that not only is she one of the world’s top performers, she’s the most bankable.
Forbes have unveiled their list of The Top-Earning Celebrities 2013, with the original Material Girl coming out on top.
Find out why after the jump…
Madonna Mania has subsided on the charts (hello, ‘MDNA’), but the icon is still achieving career heights on the touring front.
According to Forbes, the diva’s recent Billboard honoured ‘MDNA Tour’ grossed a whopping $305 million at the box office, which when placed alongside strong merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies such as Vita Coco, sees the singer’s earnings in the ball park of $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013.
The figure represents Madge’s highest-ever annual earnings in the history of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list; the closest she came was in 2009 when she racked in $110 million.
Madonna, as the numbers attest, is more than an artist…she is an industry. More power to her!