In just one year, Justin Bieber
has made some serious bank. According to Forbes magazine's annual Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30
list, the 17-year-old has earned an estimated $53 million since May 2010, and is the youngest star on the ranking.
Justin's platinum-selling album 'My World 2.0' helped the Canadian singer put cash in the bank, but his movie and tours have been his biggest money-makers. 'Never Say Never
' grossed more than $97 million worldwide, and his My World tour earned the teen sensation $600,000 in gross ticket sales per night.
The Bieb's 12-month earnings have beat out fellow pop stars like Taylor Swift
($45 million), Rihanna ($29 million) and Miley Cyrus
($15 million), who also made the list of high-paid performers and athletes.
' stars Robert Pattinson
and Kristen Stewart
appeared on the ranking, too, tying at No. 15 with $20 million each, but Lady Gaga trumped all of the celebs, raking in a whopping $90 million in the last year.
Are you surprised by how much each star made in the last 12 months? Did you expect Justin's earnings to be lower or higher? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.