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2013-07-24 09:44
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Los Angeles - Lady Gaga has topped Forbes' list of Top Earning Celebrities Under 30.

The 27-year-old singer came first in the annual ranking - which is determined by earnings, social media influence and press mentions - after banking $80m (R776m) between June 2012 and June 2013.

She amassed the huge figure largely thanks to her Born This Way world tour grossing a massive, despite it being cut short due to a hip injury.

The eccentric performer - who also ranked in second place on Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities list - beat Justin Bieber into second place.

The 19-year-old pop star made an impressive $58m from his record sales, sell-out tour and business interests in companies such as music-streaming website Spotify, Enflick and Tinychat.

Taylor Swift with earnings of $55m, superstar DJ Calvin Harris, who banked $46m, and Rihanna, who filled her account with $43m, rounded off the top five.

Other stars to make the list included Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence - who made $26m - Adele, and Taylor Lautner also were included in the top 10.

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Forbes Magazine's Top Earning Celebrities Under 30, top 10:

1. Lady Gaga ($80m)
2. Justin Bieber ($58m)
3. Taylor Swift ($55m)
4. Calvin Harris ($46m)
5. Rihanna ($43m)
6. Katy Perry ($39m)
7. Jennifer Lawrence ($26m)
8. Adele ($25)
9. Kristen Stewart ($22m)
10. Taylor Lautner ($22m)

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