Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:15:00 GMT | By Kim Hughes
Girl power! The most admired female singers


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How popular and powerful is the onetime member of Destiny’s Child? No less an authority than Forbes magazine pegged her wealth in the stratosphere, suggesting she averaged $70 million for the years 2009 to 2011 for her music, tour, films and clothing line, earning a relatively paltry $40 million in 2012. So yeah, we’d say she’s got something the public is buying.