Taylor Swift Made More Money in 2012 Than Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway Combined!
Taylor Swift has been the butt of a lot of jokes recently, but it turns out that she's the one laughing -- all the way to the bank, that is. According to Parade magazine's annual What People Earn issue, the 23-year-old "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer made an estimated $57 million in 2012 -- more than Brad Pitt and Anne Hathaway combined!
Swift's jaw-dropping salary makes her the third highest-paid woman in entertainment, behind only Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears. Hathaway, by comparison -- who starred in two of the biggest films of the year, The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables, for which she won an Oscar -- earned $10 million in 2012.
Pitt, meanwhile, brought in approximately $35.5 million, $7 million of which came from his much buzzed-about (and parodied) Chanel No. 5 commercials. He also unveiled a limited-edition line of furniture -- a dining table, club chairs, and a bed, among other things -- with designer Frank Pollaro.
Even with those side projects, though, Pitt still made less than NCIS actor/producer Mark Harmon, 61, who made $38 million in 2012 and could bring in even more money in 2013. Parade reports that the CBS star may be getting a "healthy raise" over the $500,000 per episode he got with his previous contract.
Another high-earning celeb on Parade's list is pop superstar Justin Bieber, who earned $55 million last year, thanks to touring, investments in tech startups, and his women's fragrance line. According to the magazine, the 19-year-old "Boyfriend" singer made an estimated $6,261 per hour.
Parade's What People Earn list includes 10 other celebs, as well. Among the best of the rest: Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, who made $15 million; The Voice coach Blake Shelton, who made $20 million; Oscar winner Adele, who made $32 million; and 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin, who made $15 million.