The Top 10 Money Makers in the Music Industry

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.