Justin Bieber is Forbes' highest-earning celebrity under 30

The Canadian singer is also the youngest on the World's Most Powerful Celebrities list

By Andrea Tim | Published: 26 Nov 2014

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Justin Bieber hasn't a care in the world, not even with bad publicity, racist slurs, and numerous criminal charges on record. Thanks to his stellar career, sell-out shows and legion of Beliebers, Justin has placed number one on Forbes' list of Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30.

Between June 2013 to June 2014, the As Long As You Love Me singer earned $80 million, with One Direction trailing closely behind with $75 million (that's if you consider five million dollars a close difference). Taylor Swift comes in third, with $64 million, no thanks to Spotify. Bruno Mars, 29, is not only the youngest halftime headliner at the Super Bowl, he's now also the fourth highest-earning celebrity, with a $60 million pay cheque over the 12 months.

In case you missed it, Rihanna recently returned to Instagram after her account was shut down for six months. But one less social media platform didn't damper the loyalty of her fans or her earnings; she placed fifth on the list with $48 million. Miley Cyrus landed sixth place in the list's music streak with $36 million, before Forbes' most powerful actress Jennifer Lawrence came in with her $34 million income.

However, Jennifer is the only non-music artist in the top 10, as the list is completed by Lady Gaga ($33 million), Avicii ($28 million) and Skrillex ($18 million).

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