Lady Gaga‘s on pace to make $100 million in 2011, enough to put food on her table, body or anywhere else she wants.
The meat dress-wearing “Bad Romance” singer will get to nine-figure territory by selling lots of concert tickets at an average price of $102, according to Forbes. The magazine estimated Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, made $64 million last year.
Gaga’s 138-date “Monster’s Ball” tour grossed $133 million last year, second to only Bon Jovi on the list of year’s most lucrative tours. Gaga already commands $10 more per ticket, but plays smaller venues than the arena rockers.
Here’s Forbes’ calculation for 2011: Over the next six months, Gaga is scheduled to play 41 shows at 20,000-seat venues like Madison Square Garden in New York and the Staples Center in Los Angeles. That works out to $2 million gross per show, of which her cut is about $800,000. Multiply that by 41 and you get roughly $33 million.
In the second half of the year, Gaga has a new album, “Born This Way,” coming out. That could earn her as much as $15 million in sales, Forbes figures. A similar sum could come in the form of radio play and songwriting and performance royalties.