Cha-Ching For Gaga: Forbes Says Our Lady of Song Will Bank $100 M in 2011

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Lady Gaga accepts the award for video of the year for 'Bad Romance' while wearing a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Lady Gaga’s set to become 2011’s top-earning performer, according to Forbes.

The financial glossy says the pop star—who took in an estimated $64 million last year—is likely to surpass the $100 million earning mark this year with touring, royalties, endorsement deals and a new album set to drop in June.

(Should Lady Gaga have been TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year?)

Here’s how Forbes broke it down:

  • Touring/Merchandise: $80-$90M
  • Born This Way sales: $10-15M
  • Royalties from radio play: $10-$15M
  • Endorsement deals: $5-$10M

Forbes was admittedly generous in their predictions. But even if Lady Gaga comes close to the $100 million mark, it wouldn’t be bad for someone who has yet to celebrate her 25th birthday.

(via Forbes)