Forbes‘ annual Highest-Paid Celebrities list is out, and there are plenty of musicians on there, including one who returned the profession to the top of the list for the first time since Beyoncé in 2014. Here are the top 10 musicians on this year’s rich list.
10. Diddy (Earnings: $62 million; Forbes Rank: #22)
First up is Sean Combs, who currently goes by the pseudonym of Diddy (who knows where the Puff part disappeared to). The 46-year-old hip-hop mogul comes in at a respectable number 22 on this year’s list with earnings of $62 Million, thanks primarily to “an outrageously lucrative deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka and other non-musical ventures.” It’s alright for some.
3. Adele (Earnings: $80.5 million; Forbes Rank: #9)
When your third album (’25’) sells 20 million copies in seven months, you know you’ll never be short of a fiver. The Tottenham singer also raked it in through her world arena tour, while she’s the only musician on the Forbes list who made more than half her money from music.
1. Taylor Swift (Earnings: $170 million; Forbes Rank: #1)
Top of the tree is Taylor, who had a billboard 12 months – particularly in the touring sense. Grossing $200 million in North America alone from her stadium tour, she broke the continental record held previously by the Rolling Stones – we’re not sure Mick would’ve been too happy about losing that particular honour.