2013's top money maker in the music biz

Music’s Top Money Makers in 2013

Dustin Sussman

By Dustin Sussman

on 03.12.14 in News

Taylor Swift made how much?!

It’s always a mind-blowing experience to feast your eyes on a ridiculous list of the biggest money-makers of any industry. Music is no different. Thankfully, Billboard has once again ranked the highest-paid musicians of the past year.

Most of you can probably take a guess on who made the top spots, but you may be more surprised at the ridiculous earnings generated. Like it or not, Taylor Swift is a straight baller, yo.

And 2013′s highest-earning musicians are:

1. Taylor Swift: $39,699,575.60
2. Kenny Chesney: $32,956,240.70
3. Justin Timberlake: $31,463,297.03
4. Bon Jovi: $29,436,801.04
5. The Rolling Stones: $26,225,121.71
6. Beyoncé: $24,429,176.86
7. Maroon 5: $22,284,754.07
8. Luke Bryan: $22,142,235.98
9. P!nk: $20,072,072.32
10. Fleetwood Mac: $19,123,101.98

Hit Billboard for the entire Top 40.