Much of the population can't even comprehend the annual earnings of some of today's entertainers. Much like sports pros, it becomes an area that we all look on with incredulity and awe as we struggle to fill the gas tank for another week. Let's hope they all don't forget who helped them get to where they are, like Taylor Swift.

We talk about Taylor here because she has been music's top female earner for the past couple of years. In fact, she has earnings in excess of 53 million dollars for 2012. But she's no longer the top earner in her field.

Britney Spears is now the top earner by a good margin earning 58 million in 2012. I know what you're thinking: Really? Britney Spears? Is she still performing and making music?

Apparently Britney is not ready to give up the ship. Here's the story:

Britney Spears