Madonna tops Forbes' first-ever 'Cash Queens of Music' list

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Washington, Jan 30 : Music icon Madonna topped Forbes magazine's first-ever list for the 'Cash Queens of Music'.

Madge's earnings of 72 million dollars were 12million USD more than that of second place star Barbara Streisand, with an earning of 60million dollars.

Third place on the list went to Celine Dion with 45 million dollars in the bank, reports People magazine.

The top five was rounded of by Colombian superstar Shakira and the 'Bootylicious' Beyonce who came in fourth and fifth place with an earning of 38 million dollars and 27 million dollars respectively.

The list for the top 20 'Cash Queens of Music' as per Forbes is:

1. Madonna 72 million dollars

2. Barbra Streisand 60 million dollars

3. Celine Dion 45 million dollars

4. Shakira 38 million dollars

5. Beyonce 27 million dollars

6. Gwen Stefani 26 million dollars

7. Christina Aguilera 20 million dollars

8. Faith Hill 19 million dollars

9. Dixie Chicks 18 million dollars

10. Mariah Carey 13 million dollars

11. Hilary Duff 12 million dollars

12. Avril Lavigne 12 million dollars

13. Martina McBride 12 million dollars

14. Britney Spears 8 million dollars

15. Carrie Underwood 7 million dollars

16. Nelly Furtado 7 million dollars

17. Fergie 6 million dollars

18. Jennifer Lopez 6 million dollars

19. Sheryl Crow 6 million dollars

20. Norah Jones 5.5 million dollars

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