Taylor Swift is the Richest Young Celebrity in America

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7/16/2012 (Courtesy TheBoot.com) — Good Morning! Taylor Swift is officially the richest young celebrity in America. The 22-year-old tops Forbes magazine’s list of Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30, raking in an impressive $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks in part to each of her three albums selling an excess of five million units worldwide.

The songstress beats out the second place celeb (and her bestie Selena Gomez’s boyfriend) Justin Bieber (age 18), by a cool $2 million. Rihanna (24) comes in at No. 3 with $53 million, with Lady Gaga (26), who held the No. 1 spot last year, coming in fourth place with $52 million. Katy Perry (27) rounds out the Top 5 with $45 million.

-Eric Scott

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