Jill Layton
December 19, 2015 7:25 pm

As a person who is no longer under 30, when I hear about people who are under 30 making way more money in one day than I’ve ever made in a year, I’m legit happy for them. Celebrity or not, if you’re under 30 making bank, good for you. Hard work and crazy talent pays off.

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s highest-earning celebrities under 30. And not surprisingly, some of our favorite celebs have made the list.

To be considered for Forbes’s elite list of money makers, a celebrity needs to earn at least $20 million a year. One Direction’s Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan are the highest earners for 2015, bringing in well over $20 million each. Their band as a whole brought in $130 million. Not bad for four guys under 23.

Taylor Swift scored the second highest earning spot on the list, bringing in $80 million with her massively successful 1989 album and subsequent world tour. But she doesn’t have to split her earnings four ways. Sorry ’bout ya, One Direction.

Lady Gaga’s tour with the incomparable Tony Bennett landed her in the third spot with $59 million. Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s highest paid actress and came in fifth place, earning $52 million. Drake made $39.5 million, which sounds like chump change next to One Direction’s earnings, but obviously is still sooo many dollars. Skrillex, who some credit with popularizing dubstep, earned $24 million, landing him the 9th spot on the list.

So yeah, I think it’s safe to say these celebrities under 30 are doing pretty OK for themselves.

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