Taylor Swift Is Biggest Money Maker in Music With $39.7 Million

March 10, 2014 11:11 am
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Taylor Swift‘s bank account is far from being in the “Red.”

According to Billboard magazine, the 24-year-old singer was the top earner in music for the past 12 months, with a jaw-dropping $39.7 million made. About $30 million of that came from her Red tour, which spent six months in the United States and sold tons of merchandise.

Closely following Taylor was Kenny Chesney in second place with $33 million earned. The Top 10 was rounded out by Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Maroon 5, and Pink.

Check out the entire list:

1. Taylor Swift ($39.7M)
2. Kenny Chesney ($33M)
3. Justin Timberlake ($31.4M)
4. Bon Jovi ($29.4M)
5. The Rolling Stones ($26.2M)
6. Beyonce ($24.4M)
7. Maroon 5 ($22.3M)
8. Luke Bryan ($22.1M)
9. Pink ($20.1M)
10. Fleetwood Mac ($19.1M)

And for the complete list of 40 top earners — including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Rihanna – check them all out on Billboard!


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