You hear them on the radio and you see them on TV every day, they come in all kinds of genres and their songs are very catchy, the perfect mix to make a lot of money in the music industry. These artists of pop, rap, rock, and others, have positioned themselves as the richest singers that everyone envies, not so much for their talent, but for the amount of money they can generate. Using data provided by the specialized magazine Forbes, published in its annual “Celebrity 100” special, this list was compiled.
Taylor Swift: As we have said before, nothing can beat the Swift, and her coronation as the absolute queen of this Forbes list proves it. With an estimated income of 185 million dollars during the last 12 months, the ‘ME!’ singer has made it clear that she does not need her old record label to continue producing hits and, consequently, money 💰.
Kanye West: It is very likely that this has caused a serious wound in the high ego of the rapper, who cannot be classified precisely as a fan of Taylor Swift. West ranks second in this top 10 of the world’s richest singers, with a total of $ 150 million raised over the past year, though her income comes largely from her athletic shoe company and her partnership with Adidas.
Ed Sheeran: The 28-year-old English singer is in third place on this list, with a profit of $ 110 million. And we are sure that the best is yet to come, because the winner of the Grammy as ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ of 2018 will be releasing this Friday, July 12, his new album full of impressive collaborations entitled ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project ’.
The Eagles: An income of 100 million dollars has placed the iconic band in this place of the list, raised thanks to its most recent tour ‘An Evening With The Eagles’, which marked the return of the group to the stage after the unfortunate death of its vocalist and one of its founders, Glenn Frey, in 2016.
Elton John: Also known as the “Rocket Man,” the 72-year-old renowned artist remains highly productive despite being in the final phase of his singing career. During the last 12 months and after 101 presentations -so far- of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’, John has managed to collect a not inconsiderable figure of 84 million dollars, and his farewell tour continues until 2021 or 2022 due to Covid-19.
Jay-Z: Beyoncé’s husband and one of the richest singers in the world, Jay-Z can’t say he’s doing bad. With a profit of 81 million dollars in one year, the co-star of the “On The Road II” tour manages to make this list to show that The Carters dominate the world.
Beyoncé Knowles: Need I say more? Family that makes it to the list of top paid celebrities united, stays together. With the same amount of income as her husband, and after a world tour together, the launch of ‘Ivy Park’, her line of sneakers in partnership with Adidas and her ‘Homecoming’ in the form of a surprise album and documentary for Netflix, the admired Queen Bey managed to add $ 81 million to her estate.
Drake: The 32-year-old Hip-Hop singer made a not inconsiderable $ 75 million in the past 12 months, after taking first place on the Billboard 200 charts with the debut of his double album ‘Scorpion’, in July 2018.
Sean Combs: Also known as Diddy, the rapper, producer and businessman has managed to build an empire in the world of liquors, added to his income from the catalog of his label ‘Bad Boys’ through streaming services, which It has generated a profit of 70 million dollars in the last year.
Metallica: The immortal rock band 🎸 managed to break through to this top 10 with about $ 68.5 million. Since launching their WorldWired Tour in 2016, the group has grossed a total of $ 250 million at the box office.