Chesney on Top 25 Highest Paid Musicians List

posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:31 am

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by Josh Martn

Forbes is out with their annual list of the Top 25 highest-paid musicians and Kenny Chesney just made the list, coming in at number 24 with $30 million. And that was from only 24 shows due to his light touring schedule last year.

Here’s the full list:

  1. U2 ($195 million)
  2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)
  3. Elton John ($100 million)
  4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)
  5. Michael Buble ($70 million)
  6. Paul McCartney ($67 million)
  7. Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)
  8. Eagles ($60 million)
  9. Justin Bieber ($53 million)
  10. Dave Matthews Band ($51 million)
  11. Toby Keith ($50 million)
  12. Usher ($46 million)
  13. Taylor Swift $45 million)
  14. Katy Perry ($44 million)
  15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)
  16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreaks ($38 million)
  17. Jay-Z ($38 million)
  18. AC/DC ($35 million)
  19. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($35 million)
  20. Beyonce ($35 million)
  21. Tim McGraw ($35 million)
  22. Muse ($35 million)
  23. Rascal Flatts ($34 million)
  24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)
  25. Rihanna ($29 million)

According to Forbes, the numbers encompass all pretax income earned from May 2010 to May 2011, before subtracting agent and manager fees. The totals were compiled with the help of data from Pollstar, RIAA and others, as well as interviews with industry insiders including lawyers, managers, concert promoters, agents and, in some cases, the musicians themselves.


Tagged in Personal, Tour

  • Rosi

    I thought he only did 12 shows last yr? I also thought that figure had to do with his 3D film? I had heard that Toby’s figures were not just touring so was thinking all artists had the same

  • Redsoxfan1989

    And kenny chesneys tickets are cheaper

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