Posted: 6:12 am Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Forbes’ List of The Highest Paid Musicians and What They Made 

By MelissaOnK923


The unstoppable list-makers at “Forbes” have released their annual rundown of The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians. Most of the money comes from touring and various endorsements. I think Taylor Swift has a pretty permanent spot at number one as of now… and unfortunately, the estimates aren’t very current. They’re based on total earnings from June of LAST year up to this past June. So, that’s why One Direction is so high. Anyway, here’s the Top 10:

  1. Taylor Swift, $170 million
  2. One Direction, $110 million
  3. Adele, $80.5 million
  4. Madonna, $76.5 million
  5. Rihanna, $75 million
  6. Garth Brooks, $70 million
  7. AC/DC, $67.5 million
  8. The Rolling Stones, $66.5 million
  9. Calvin Harris, $63 million
  10. Diddy, $62 million