Chesney Lands on Forbes Celebrity 100 List

posted June 4th, 2009 at 10:15 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney is not just the hottest act in country music, he’s also one of the most powerful celebrities according to Forbes. In their annual Celebrity 100 List, Forbes shows Chesney at #31 with earnings of 65 million. That puts him just above Jay-Z and below Tyler Perry.

Country star released 11th studio album, Lucky Old Sun, last October to lukewarm sales. Who cares? Chesney’s real money is made on the road: He sold 1 million concert tickets in 2008, grossing $72 million. Caribbean-loving crooner’s bottom line is buoyed by endorsement deals with Corona, MasterCard. Often spotted tailgating with fans.

Here are the other country artists that made the list:

42. Rascal Flatts – 60 million
59. Toby Keith – 52 million
69. Taylor Swift – 18 million
75. Carrie Underwood – 14 million

Topping the list this year is Angelina Jolie, followed by Oprah, Madonna, Beyonce, and Tiger Woods. See the full list here.


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