Country-pop crooner Taylor Swift
brought in over $35.7 million over the past year, catapulting her to the top of Billboard's Top 40 Money Makers
list for 2012. Following Swift are U2, who earned $32.1 million last year, Kenny Chesney
, who brought in $29.8 million, Lady Gaga
, who commanded $25.3 million, and Lil' Wayne
, who netted $23.1 million.
Swift's commercial success came largely from her Speak Now tour, which accounted ...