But of course Gaga's injury wasn't caused by decaying bones and muscles. She had a labral tear likely from the intense dancing she does during her shows.
And after her surgery the Mother Monster didn't just hide away to recover. She rolled out in a custom-made 24-karat gold plated wheelchair.
Women dominate our list of the Top Earning Celebrities Under 30.
Seven of our list members of women. As in past year, we didn't include athletes who ranked on the overall Celebrity 100 to keep the list more Hollywood focused.
We talked to agents, managers, producers, executives and other in-the-know folks to come up with our estimates which include all entertainment-related income. We don't deduct for taxes, agent fees or the other costs of being a celebrity.
Yes, Justin Bieber is in second place with $58 million. But Taylor Swift is close on his tail. The 23-year-old singer songwriter earned an estimated $55 million last year ranking her third on the list. Swift's latest album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week. Those are almost unheard-of numbers in today's troubled music world. Swift also earns big from endorsement deals with companies like Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl.
Lawrence is indisputably on the rise while another actor who makes our list, Kristen Stewart, may had already had her moment in the sun. With the final Twilight movie hitting theatres in November 2012, she earned an estimated $22 million ranking her ninth on our list.
Like many child actors who earn a ton from franchises, she's now taking advantage of her earnings and fame to do smaller movies like the recent On The Road. Based on Jack Kerouac's famous book, the movie only ever opened in 107 theaters and grossed $8.7 million. Compare that to Breaking Dawn 2 which opened in 4,000 theatres and grossed $830 million.
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