Forbes Reveals Top 20 Earning Musicians Of 2019 (See List)

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Forbes Reveals Top 20 Earning Musicians Of 2019 – Forbes has revealed its annual list of the year’s highest-earning musicians , which includes Beyoncé , JAY-Z , Drake , and Yeezus.

The Jesus Is King rapper lands at No. 2 on the list behind Taylor Swift with $150 million , thanks in large part to his Yeezy empire. His Adidas partnership is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

“I am a product guy at my core , ” Ye told the magazine. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life , that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

Music’s royal couple , JAY-Z and Beyoncé , tied at No. 6 with $81 million apiece. Drake ranks at No. 8 with $75 million , followed by Sean “Diddy” Combs with $70 million. Rihanna , who launched her Fenty fashion brand with LVMH this year , lands just outside the top 10 at No. 11 with $62 million in earnings.

The top 40 earners also include Travis Scott (No. 12 , $58 million) , Ariana Grande (No. 22 , $48 million) , The Weeknd (No. 29 , $40 million) , Kendrick Lamar (No. 34 , $38.5 million) , and Migos (No. 40 , $36 million).

Overall , the 10 highest-paid musicians in the world earned just over $1 billion pre-tax from June 2018 to June 2019 , up from $886 million last year.

FORBES WORLD’S TOP-EARNING MUSICIANS 2019

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 (tie)

6. Beyoncé – $81 million (tie)

8. Drake – $75 million

9. Diddy – $70 million

10. Metallica – $68.5 million

11. Rihanna – $62 million

12. Travis Scott – $58 million

13. Justin Timberlake – $57.5 million (tie)

13. Katy Perry – $57.5 million (tie)

15. Pink – $57 million (tie)

15. BTS – $57 million (tie)

17. Billy Joel – $52 million

18. Bruno Mars – $51 million

19. Jimmy Buffett – $50 million (tie)

19. Eminem – $50 million (tie)

20. Fleetwood Mac – $49 million

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