Forbes: The Worlds Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2016

Last winter, Taylor Swift completed North America’s most successful tour ever, passing the old record held by the Rolling Stones. Taylor’s World Tour made $254.9; however, endorsements from Keds, Diet Coke and Apple were enough for the pop—star to make 170 million during this FORBES period. This makes Taylor Swift the highest-paid musician and celebrity in the world.

The rest of the top five was Rihanna, Madonna, Adele and One Direction. Take a look below at the complete list of this year’s top-earners in the world of music.

 

01. TAYLOR SWIFT — $170 MILLION
02. ONE DIRECTION — $110 MILLION
03. ADELE — $80.5 MILLION
04. MADONNA — $76.5 MILLION
05. RIHANNA — $75 MILLION
06. GARTH BROOKS — $70 MILLION
07. AC/DC — $67.5 MILLION
08. ROLLING STONES — $66.5 MILLION
09. CALVIN HARRIS — $63 MILLION
10. DIDDY — $62 MILLION
11. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — $60.5 MILLION
12. PAUL MCCARTNEY — $56.5 MILLION
13. JUSTIN BIEBER — $56 MILLION
13. KENNY CHESNEY — $56 MILLION (TIE)
15. U2 — $55 MILLION (TIE)
15. THE WEEKND — $55 MILLION (TIE)
17. BEYONCÉ — $54 MILLION
18. JAY Z — $53.5 MILLION
19. LUKE BRYAN — $53 MILLION
20. MUSE — $49 MILLION
21. FOO FIGHTERS — $48.5 MILLION
22. TOBY KEITH — $47.5 MILLION
23. BIG BANG — $44 MILLION
24. ELTON JOHN — $42 MILLION
25. KATY PERRY — $41 MILLION (TIE)
25. DR. DRE — $41 MILLION (TIE)
27. JIMMY BUFFETT — $40.5 MILLION
28. MUMFORD & SONS — $40 MILLION
29. JENNIFER LOPEZ — $39.5 MILLION
30. DRAKE — $38.5 MILLION

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