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Billboard Releases List Of Top 40 Money Makers

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Have you ever wondered just how much money some of your favorite performers make in a year? Well there is no surprise that Taylor Swift has topped the charts with the amazing year that she had. She was able to steal the lead from Madonna- who came in at #1 last year!

Take a look at this years “Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers list“:

1.Taylor Swift – $39,699,575.60
2. Kenny Chesney – $32,956,240.70
3. Justin Timberlake – $31,463,297.03
4. Bon Jovi – $29,436,801.04
5. The Rolling Stones – $26,225,121.71
6. Beyoncé – $24,429,176.86
7. Maroon 5 – $22,284,754.07
8. Luke Bryan – $22,142,235.98
9. P!nk – $20,072,072.32
10. Fleetwood Mac – $19,123,101.98
11. Justin Bieber – $18,873,458.41
12. Bruno Mars – $18,839,681
13. One Direction – $18,041,472.69
14. Jason Alden – $17,896,191.98
15. George Strait – $16,002,761.63
16. Jay Z – $15,652,428.82
17. Michael Bublé – $14,478,084
18. Mumford & Sons – $14,172,940.87
19. Dave Matthews Band – $13,932,731.14
20. Rihanna – $13,794,186.16
21. Paul McCartney – $13,769,479.16
22. The Eagles – $13,026,210.18
23. Celine Dion – $12,755,539.71
24. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – $12,473,798.20
25. Phish – $12,406,611.95
26. Kanye West – $11,574,833.92
27. Blake Shelton – $10,349,774.77
28. John Mayer – $10,010,017.17
29. New Kids on the Block – $9,938,526.59
30. Zac Brown Band – $9,888,213.32
31. Imagine Dragons – $9,448,031.68
32. Jimmy Buffett – $9,404,015.71
33. Elton John – $9,369,224.53
34. Rascal Flatts – $9,215,475.78
35. Rush – $9,050,583.42
36. Miranda Lambert – $8,831,605.89
37. Lil Wayne – $8,788,416.66
38. Tim McGraw – $8,761,716.61
39. Eminem – $8,524,782.99
40. Carrie Underwood – $8,051,483.55

Good to see Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, and Fleetwood Mac in there too! Keep in mind a lot of these performers tour each year, release new albums and have extensive deals with endorsements. Madonna was on top of the list LAST year, but not this year. She did not have an album or tour last year. Pretty amazing! I can see why everyone wants to be a singer these days!

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