8. Taylor Swift
As her career continues to move forward, this is one statuesque blonde who is not content to portray herself as a sex symbol to keep her tour dollars rolling in. The wholesome pop starlet made $80 million in 2015 alone, as her 1989 tour grossed an eye popping $250 million dollars.
In a music industry that is nearly devoid of universally popular acts that can still move major units, Swift was able to sell over 1 million copies of 1989 in just one week. She is also an outspoken advocate for fellow musicians, having removed her music from Spotify because of their inability to provide proper compensation.