Music's 10 Top-Grossing Divas

Madonna, Barbra, and Celine top list of richest female artists
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2008 10:49 AM CST
Celine Dion poses for photos following the final performance of A New Day at Caesar's Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. All the Vegas performances put Dion at No.3 on Forbes'...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Material Girl earned her epithet this year, raking in $72 million on her "Confessions" tour. Madonna nabbed the top spot on Forbes' new list of top-grossing female artists from mid 2006 to mid 2007, reports the Daily Telegraph:

  1. Madonna, $72 million
  2. Barbra Streisand, $60 million
  3. Celine Dion, $45 million

  1. Shakira, $38 million
  2. Beyonce, $27 million
  3. Gwen Stefani,  $26 million
  4. Christina Aguilera, $20 million
  5. Faith Hill, $19 million
  6. Dixie Chicks, $18 million
  7. Mariah Carey, $13 million

The full list from Forbes contains its share of surprises.