8) Taylor Swift Swoops In At 8

Are we the only ones surprised that Taylor Swift came No.8? Such is the success of the country pop star that you'd think she'd be higher up. Still $55 million (£34.2m) is nothing to be sniffed at but for one of showbusiness' hardest working performers? Anyway, her fortune is down to her fourth studio album Red selling 1.2 million copies in a week, a still ongoing Red world tour taking in as many countries as possible, endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl, and a high profile appearance at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.

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Taylor Swift Has Brushed Off The Haters This Year.