There IS Big Money In Country Music

Published On June 14, 2017 | By clukas | Blogs, Middays

Forbes released it’s list of the Top 100 paid celebrities and 7 country stars made the cut

Jason Alden comes in at number 98 with 32.5 million

Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line are tied at #83 with each raking in 34.5 million

Dolly Parton sits at #71 with $37 million thanks to her tour and Dollywood

Luke Bryan is listed at #55 with $42 million…I think he’s on tour everyday

Kenny Chesney checks in at number 53 with huge stadium tours last year and endorsements

And…Garth Brooks is the highest earning country star, from the year that ended June 1st 2017, with a cool $60 million…which puts him at #26 on the list

The top 20 are (#s are in millions)

  • Sean Combs 130
  • Beyonce 105
  • J.K.Rowling 95
  • Drake 94
  •  Cristiano Rinaldo 93
  • The Weeknd 92
  • Howard Stern 90
  •  Coldplay 88
  •  James Patterson 87
  •  LeBron James 86
  •  Guns N’ Roses 84
  •  Rush Limbaugh 84
  •  Justin Bieber 83.5
  •  Lionel Messi 80
  •  Dr.Phil McGraw 79
  •  Ellen DeGeneres 77
  •  Bruce Springsteen 75
  •  Adele 69
  •  Jerry Seinfeld 69
  •  Mark Wahlberg 68
  •  Metallica 66.5
  •  Dwayne Johnson 65
  •  Roger Federer 64
  •  David Copperfield 61.5
  • Kevin Durant 60.6
  • Garth Brooks 60
  • Elton John 60

Have to go now, I’m going to write a few songs and plan my stadium tour ~ chrislukas

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