Country Artists Top Forbes 'Highest-Paid Musicians 2013' List
November 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM (PT)
FORBES recently released their “HIGHEST-PAID MUSICIANS 2013” list. Topping off the list for the Country music world is TOBY KEITH at #4 ($65 million), TAYLOR SWIFT at #7 ($55 million), KENNY CHESNEY is tied with BEYONCE at #9 ($53 million), and TIM MCGRAW is tied with PINK and TIESTO at #25 ($32 million).
The list is based on income from JUNE 1st, 2012 through JUNE 1st, 2013. FORBES used data collected from POLLSTAR, the RIAA, NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN, and the artists themselves while taking into account ticket sales, merchandising, publishing royalties, endorsements and personal business ventures.