Pop super stars Britney Spears and Taylor Swift trailed not-so-closely behind with their respective earnings. Spears brought in a cool $58 million from her 2012 tour and "Femme Fatale" album sales, while Swift took the third spot, reeling in $57 million, after a year full of "Speak Now" tour dates and countless hit singles. Spears's figure was calculated before the 30-year-old singer signed a $15 million deal to join the judging panel on "The X-Factor," but even with the monetary plus, her earnings still pale in compression to Winfrey's jaw-dropping 9-figures.
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