Forbes List of ‘The World’s Highest Paid Musicians of 2014’

Forbes has decided to end the year the only they can, a couple of hours ago Forbes released its list for ”The World’s Highest paid Musicians Of 2014”. And just in case you have any doubts here is the methodology of how the list was collated;

”In forming this year’s list, we considered income from touring, recorded music, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures. Management, agent and attorney fees were not deducted. Earnings were calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen SoundScan, and on interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and some of the artists themselves.”


With that said, Dr Dre can be seen at the top of the list with a whooping $620 Million but i bet we all are not surprised and according to Forbes his payday gives him the widest margin in history between the first and second spot which brings us to Beyonce at number 2 with a total of $115 million. 

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Justin bieber comes in at number 6 with $89 million,  One direction is at number 7 with $75 million, Taylor Swift is at number 11 with $64 million, number 12 is a tie between Jay Z, P diddy and Bruno Mars with $60 million each.

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Rihanna is at number 18 with $48 million, at number 26 is Miley Cyrus with $36 Million and last but not the least is Drake at $33 Million. 

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To see the full list visit; Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s highest paid musicians