5. Taylor Swift
Stock Watch: Holding steady. Swift is currently on a massive victory lap for her “Speak Now” album – earlier this week, she played to 100,000 people in two days in Foxborough, Mass. The 21-year-old was also named this week to Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians list, nabbing the No. 13 spot based on her $45 million earned last year.
Latest Album: 2010’s “Speak Now”
Extracurricular Activities: When not busy getting her heart broken by some young Hollywood heartthrob (Joe Jones, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal), Swift has dabbled in acting, modeling (including a stint as CoverGirl) and philanthropy. In 2012 she will costar in a movie version of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” —Jeff Royer
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