Taylor Swift And Beyoncé Among Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Of 2015

It’s a no brainer that Taylor Swift had an awesome year. Her 1989 album did incredible sales and made huge waves with critics as well. That said, it’s not a surprise that she would find herself on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list.

According to Forbes, its top woman is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and in the second spot is Hillary Clinton. The First Lady Michelle Obama made it to No. 10. That said, there were plenty of celebrities that made the list.

Here’s a few famous faces that made the list this year. Oprah Winfrey came in at No. 12, while Beyoncé was the top paid celebrity at No. 21. Beyonce is followed by Ellen DeGeneres at No. 50, Angelina Jolie at No. 54, Sofia Vergara, who happens to be the highest paid actress on TV is at No. 57, and Taylor Swift at No. 64.

Other famous celebrities that made Forbes’ Most Powerful Women include singer and The Voice star Shakira, and actress Yao Chen, who Forbes describe as China’s Angelina Jolie.

According to Forbes, Beyoncé and her husband’s, Jay Z’s, On The Run tour grossed $100 million. As for Taylor Swift, her net worth for 2015 is $200 million.

According to Forbes, “Swift has already earned roughly $300 million during her career and plowed much of it into real estate, reportedly buying homes in Nashville, Beverly Hills, New York City, and Watch Hill, Rhode Island. She and her family own a large piece of Big Machine Records, home to Swift and a host of other artists, including Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw. The company is said to be on the block for up to $350 million.”

Earlier in the year, Swift faced some controversy when she pulled her whole discography from the popular streaming site Spotify.

In an interview with Yahoo! Music, Swift defended her decision. “All I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. And I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music. And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free.”

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