78. Taylor Swift
A Big Machine of Her Own …
The humble approach Taylor Swift takes to her career has led her to achieve album sales of more than 20 million worldwide, according to Big Machine Records, and to rank No. 5 on Billboard’s top-grossing tours of 2011, pulling in $97.3 million from 89 concerts, according to Billboard Boxscore. In addition, Swift owns her management company, 13 Management, with Robert Allen serving as manager. With a significant presence overseas and a huge following on her website, Facebook and Twitter, the 22-year-old singer has become a branding powerhouse. Deals include a retail partnership with Target, a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and tour sponsorship with CoverGirl, a fragrance with Elizabeth Arden and a relationship with Sony Electronics. She’s also designed her own clothing line for Walmart, appeared in ads for the National Hockey League and co-created her own doll.