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Published on July 11th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


Forbes just released its annual richest celebrities list. There are a bunch of musicians here.

Forbes likes to estimate the net worth of famous people and how much they made in the past year. Note the number of musicians in the top ten. (All figures in USD$)

  1. Taylor Swift, $185 million
  2. Kyle Jenner, $170 million
  3. Kanye West, $150 million
  4. Lionel Messi, $127 million
  5. Ed Sheeran, $110 million
  6. Christiano Ronaldo, $109 million
  7. Neymar, $105 million
  8. The Eagles, $100 million
  9. Dr. Phil $95 million
  10. Canelo Alvarez, $94 million

Moving a little further down the list, we find Elton John (#19, $84 million), Jay-Z and Beyonce (tied at #20, each with $81 million), Drake (#25, 75 million), Sean Combs (#28, $70 million), Metallica (#30, $68.5 million).

See the entire top 100 here.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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