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The annual list sees Justin Bieber and Katy Perry also make the top ten alongside other music and movie stars.
Adele and Rihanna have both made Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30.
The 'Someone Like You' singer came in at number six after earning $35 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Adele's earnings sky-rocketed due to the worldwide success of her second album '21', which has sold over 23 million copies.
Taylor Swift topped this year's Forbes list, with earnings of $57 million.
Her strong showing just bettered Justin Bieber, who earned $55 million, and Rihanna's $53 million.
Female artists dominated the top ten, with Lady Gaga earning $52 million and Katy Perry's earnings topping $47million following her 'California Dreams' world tour.
Adele's '21' saw her dominate this year's Grammy Awards, taking home multiple awards following it's global success:
Forbes' annual list includes concert ticket and album sales, as well as the increasingly profitable sponsorship details.
Twilight actors and one of Hollywood's most secretive couples, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson both came in the top ten.