The singer was named number one in the annual rich list despite the fact that her most recent album "MDNA" turned out to be a commercial flop. It had sales of under one million, but she has bagged the title because her accompanying tour boosted her estimated earnings to USD 125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Director Steven Spielberg ranked second in the list with estimated earnings of USD 100 million.
Author E.L. James shared the third position in the list with radio personality Howard Stern and music mogul Simon Cowell with USD 95 million each.
--IANS (Posted on 27-08-2013)