Madonna has ranked no. 1 in a poll of the highest earning celebrities of 2013. Beating director Steven Spielberg to the top spot, Madonna has raked in a cool £80million this year. The singer’s MNDA tour, as well as merchandise sales from her clothing and fragrance lines, is largely to thank for her very healthy bank balance.
"Madonna's success, at age 55, just goes to show the incredible power of a successful music career," a spokesperson for Forbes said.
Simon Cowell, Lady Gaga and Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James also all made it into the top ten.