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Taylor Swift tops Billboard's money-makers list

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 10 2014 03:11:08 PM CDT
Taylor Swift, May 2013 red carpet

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Berks County native Taylor Swift is cashing in.

The country superstar tops Billboard's annual Money Makers rich list for the second time.

Swift, 22, made just shy of $40 million from album sales, digital downloads, merchandising and her six-month "Red" tour in 2013.

Swift, who was born in Berks County and spent much of her childhood in Wyomissing, is expected to release her fifth studio album later this year.

Country crooner Kenny Chesney came in second with roughly $33 million, thanks to his chart-topper "Life on the Rock."

Justin Timberlake rounded out the top three with his "20-20 Experience" tour, which helped rake in $31 million.