Forbes List Of 'Worldâ€™s Highest-Paid Musicians'
June 20, 2011 at 7:51 AM (PT)
FORBES magazine has released its list of the "WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID MUSICIANS," and six of Country music’s stars have made the list. SHOW-DOG UNIVERSAL artist TOBY KEITH is the highest-grossing Country artist at the #11 spot, after making $50 million last year. BIG MACHINE artist TAYLOR SWIFT was close behind at #13 on the list, for making $45 million.
CURB RECORDS artist TIM McGRAW tied with BEYONCE and MUSE at the #18 position, after each made $35 million last year. BIG MACHINE group RASCAL FLATTS took the #19 spot after collectively making $34 million, while BNA RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist KENNY CHESNEY rounded out the #20 spot with $30 million.
U2 topped the chart making $195 million last year. BON JOVI took the #2 spot after earning $125 million, and ELTON JOHN was #3, with $100 million.
For FORBES full list, click here.