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Madonna tops list of America's wealthiest female musicians in 2017, followed by Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand then Beyonce

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19:  Madonna performs her 'Rebel Heart' Tour at Allphones Arena on March 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)


1. Madonna ($580 million)
 Her Rebel Heart tour, which ended in March 2016, grossed $170 million. She also cashes in on clothing and perfume. A savvy spender, Madonna has scooped up New York real estate and fine art--reportedly including works by Picasso and Man Ray--as well as a stake in Jay Z's Tidal streaming service.



2.  Celine Dion ($400 million)
Last February, Dion resumed a Las Vegas residency that had been on hiatus for a month after her husband’s death. She’s back to playing 70-odd times a year at Caesar’s Palace, where she made $27 million in 2016; a Canada native, she's earned most of her money in Sin City, hence her inclusion here.



3. Barbra Streisand ($390 million)
Her $46 million gross for 14 shows last year added to a career tour tally in the hundreds of millions. Streisand has also been shrewd with that haul, particularly with her real estate investments: sources believe her Malibu compound, reportedly purchased for under $20 million, could be worth close to $100 million.



4. Beyoncé ($350 million)
Last year’s Lemonade was her sixth solo No. 1 album—and spawned the Formation World Tour, which grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. Expecting twins with her husband, Jay Z, Beyoncé is taking a break from the stage, but has still taken time to voice support for causes like Black Lives Matter.


5. Taylor Swift ($280 million)
The success of her 1989 tour, which smashed North American touring records en route to a quarter-billion-dollar gross in 2015, established Swift as one of the world’s top entertainers. Even when she has a quiet year, as she did in 2016, she continues to earn from music, endorsements and merchandise.

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