Taylor Swift named Billboard’s “Top Money Maker”.  She writes her own songs, and that’s a HUGE reason why she’s making big $$.  Check out how much, and the others on the list, below..Taylor Swift earned a $39.7m from a combination of music sales, royalties, and touring placing her ahead of Beyonce in the annual list by Billboard Magazine.

Taylor previously held the title in 2012, before being beaten to the top spot by Madonna last year.

However, the 24-year-old singer’s ‘Red Tour’ helped her to get ahead on the list this year, with six months in the US bringing in a reported $30m.

Billboard’s Top 10 music money makers 2013

Taylor Swift – $39.7m

Kenny Chesney – $32.9m

Justin Timberlake – $31.5m

Bon Jovi – $29.4m

Rolling Stones – $26.2m

Beyonce – $24.4m

Maroon 5 – $22.3m

Luke Bryan- $22.1m

Pink – $20m

Fleetwood Mac – $19m