It goes without saying that the world of music is big business – and a lucrative one at that. But when it comes to the highest-paid musicians, a number of them find most of their earnings outside of music. The rankings are determined by a consideration of income from touring, music, and outside business ventures. All figures are pre-tax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted.
Here are the top 10 highest paid musicians in the world.
|1.||Kanye West||$170 million|
|2.||Elton John||$81 million|
|3.||Ariana Grande||$72 million|
|4.||Jonas Brothers||$68.5 million|
|6.||Ed Sheeran||$64 million|
|7.||Taylor Swift||$63.5 million|
|8.||Post Malone||$60 million|
|9.||Rolling Stones||$59 million|