Toby Makes List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Forbes Magazine just released its annual list of The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians. Not surprisingly, many of country’s biggest stars are rolling in the dough and were included on the list.

“Made in America” singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Toby Keith[/lastfm] is the highest-grossing country artist, bringing in $50 million last year.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] follows closely, having earned $45 million. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brad Paisley[/lastfm] trails Taylor by just $5 million. At $35 million, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tim McGraw[/lastfm] is tied with both [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Muse[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rascal Flatts[/lastfm] split $34 million while [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm] ‘s bank account reached $30 million.

Rock legends [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm] took the number one spot, raking in an incredible $195 million. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Jovi[/lastfm] landed in the second spot with $125 million. Coming in third, Elton John made $100 million while [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]’s $90 million landed her in fourth place. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Buble[/lastfm] rounded out the Top 5 with $70 million earned.

Other celebs rolling in the big bucks include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers[/lastfm],  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm].


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