According to Forbes, Taylor Swift is the world’s ‘top-earning musician of 2019.’

 

 

 

Throughout 2019, Taylor racked up an amazing $185 million – between her Reputation Stadium Tour and her new record deal with Universal Music Group.  As Pop Crush notes, “Taylor’s Reputation Stadium Tour was the highest-grossing tour in US history, grossing over $266 million.”  This isn’t Taylor’s only sources of income – she has a handful of endorsement deals (Cover Girl, Apple, Capital One, Keds) plus, she has her royalties AND her entire collection of merch.

 

 

This is Taylor’s second appearance on the ‘top-earning musician’s list.’  Her first was back in 2016 when she made $170 million (before taxes).  See who else made the list below.

 

 

 

  1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
  2. Kanye West – $150 million
  3. Ed Sheeran – $110 million
  4. The Eagles – $100 million
  5. Elton John – $84 million
  6. Jay Z – $81 million
  7. Beyoncé – $81 million
  8. Drake – $75 million
  9. Diddy – $7 million
  10. Metallica – $68.5 million
  11. Rihanna – $62 million
  12. Travis Scott – $58 million
  13. Justin Timberlake – $57.5 million (tie)
  14. Katy Perry – $57.5 million (tie)
  15. Pink – $57 million (tie)
  16. BTS – $57 million (tie)
  17. Billy Joel – $52 million
  18. Bruno Mars – $51 million
  19. Jimmy Buffett – $50 million (tie)
  20. Eminem – $50 million (tie)
  21. Fleetwood Mac – $49 million
  22. Paul McCartney – $48 million (tie)
  23. Ariana Grande – £48 million (tie)
  24. The Chainsmokers – $46 million
  25. Guns N’ Roses – $44 million
  26. Jennifer Lopez – $43 million
  27. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
  28. Rolling Stones – $41 million
  29. The Weeknd – £40 million (tie)
  30. Marshmello – $40 million (tie)
  31. DJ Khaled – $40 million (tie)
  32. Lady Gaga – $39.5 million
  33. Dave Matthews Band – $39 million
  34. Calvin Harris – $38.5 million (tie)
  35. Kendrick Lamar – $38.5 million (tie)
  36. Zac Brown Band – $38.5 million (tie)
  37. Shawn Mendes – $38 million
  38. Celine Dion – $37.5 million
  39. U2 – $37 million
  40. Migos – $36 million

 

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