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Taylor Swift named top money maker

Taylor Swift named top money maker

BIG MONEY: Taylor Swift earned big money last year, according to Billboard.com. Photo: Associated Press

Country superstar Taylor Swift has been named Billboard.com’s Top Money Maker for the second time.

The “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hitmaker has beaten out Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake and The Rolling Stones for the No. 1 spot thanks to profits from her “Red” album and tour, which landed her an estimated $39.7 million fortune in 2013.

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Rounding out the top five is Chesney with $33 million, Justin Timberlake earning $31.5 million, Bon Jovi, bringing in $29.4 million, and The Rolling Stones with $26.2 million.

Beyoncé, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Pink and Fleetwood Mac were also included in the top 10.

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