So which of our favorite artists are bringing in the most cash? You might be surprised to find out…
Billboard’s annual Money Makers list is more than just a lil’ bit country with the three of the top ten slots going to country artists, including Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan.
If you’re a Los Angeles native like me, this probably comes as a surprise. Sure, I’ll rock out to some good ol’ country tunes with the rest of ’em, but I couldn’t have guessed Kenny Chesney makes more money than Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé or that Luke Bryan beats out Jay Z for a top 10 spot. The midwest must be the most dedicated fan base in the world!
Taylor Swift holds the No. 1 spot, raking in more than $39 Million after her Red Tour with integrated sponsorships from Keds, Elizabeth Arden and Diet Coke. Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake trail close behind.
Taylor Swift. 2013 Earnings: $39,699,575.