We've already seen a roundup of the 25 musicians who have made the most money this past year, which included everyone from Dr. Dre to Britney Spears. But now, Forbes has formulated a list of the 10 women in music who are taking home the most bank. You might be surprised by a few of the names on here, though they're all familiar. It will, of course, be interesting to see how many remain as we move into the new year. Also, will a certain X Factor judge retain her title? We'll see.
Click through the following pages to see a few of the highest-paid women in music of 2012 and head to Forbes to check the full story, and all 10 ladies.