25+ Highest Earning Musicians in the World 2016

Musicians are playing million dollars nowadays. Whenever you buy their music from a store or download online from Amazon or Itunes, they get their share from it.  Everyone must be thinking that it will be Adele on the top of the list but guess what, she is not even in the list, even after selling 3.38 million copies of her third album only after a week it released.


This list of highest paid musicians has been made by Forbes and according to Forbes Katy Perry is at number one with the earnings of $135 million over the past year.

She is not only the highest paid musician but also the highest paid celebrity after Mayweather and Pacquiao. She earned this money from her world tour from which she earned $2 million per city. The roar girl in on number 1. Enjoy the list of “25 highest earning musicians in the world”.

25+ Highest Earning Musicians in the World 2016

1.Katy Perry

Katy Perry is at top of our list with the earnings of $135 million in a year. Her songs Roar and Dark horse are on of the most watched songs ever. She made these money by her great world tour.


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2.One Direction

Many people thought that this band is going to flop after the departure of Zayn Malik but they prove them wrong. One Direction has earned $130 million in a year. That’s a lot of money for these young boys!

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3.Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks came back from his retirement and launched a long tour. He has earned $1 million from his every stop during a tour. He has earned $90 million in a year and no. 3rd position in this list.

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4.Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s album was the most selling album of 2014. She sold $3.6 million copies of her album “1989”. She is still earning from her latest song. She has earned $80 million which made her no.

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5.The Eagles

The edges are not at no.1 but they are still above than the young singer like Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake. By their 57 show they have earned $73.5 million.

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6.Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, the Dj from Great Brattain is in the news for capturing the heart of Taylor Swift. He has earned $66 million in a year. The most earned by any Dj of the world.

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7.Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is now far from his act in All New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. He is now at no. 7 position in the list of most paid singer. He has earned $63.5 million.

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He is only member in top 10 of this list who has not earned money by touring. He is American hip hop recording artist, record producer, entrepreneur and actor. His net-worth is $60 million.


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9.Fleetwood Mac

Again a group of old people is above in the list from some young bloods. Fleetwood Mac is formed 50 years ago. The band is still producing some rock music. They have earned $59.5 million.

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10.Lady Gaga

Here we have the queen Lady Gaga at no. 10 position. From a decade she is one of the stars of music industry. Gaga has earned $59 million according to Forbes.

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11.The Rolling Stones

The rolling stones was formed in 1962 and they still able to make it no.11 in the list most paid singer even after more than 50 years. Their earning are $57.5 million thanks to their zip codes tour.

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12.Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has done more shows than other singer in this list. He has 157 shows from which he has earned $57 million. 157 shows! it is not a small thing to say.

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13.Jay Z

Jay Z whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter performed 22 shows with his wife Beyonce and he has earned $56 million in this period.

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And at no. 14 we have the wife of no. 13. Beyoncé has the networth of $54.5 million, $1.5 million less from her husband.


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15.Elton John

Here we have the famous Lion King song singer, Elton John. He is a British songwriter and composer. John has done 92 shows in a year from which he has made $53.5 million.

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16.Toby Keith

Toby Keith is the king of country songs and in America no music is more famous than country song. Toby Keith by 29 shows has earned $53 million. He is the 2nd country singer in this list.

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17.Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is the legendary British rock singer even at the age of 73. Paul McCartney is a former Beatles singer. McCartney net worth for the year is $51.5 million.

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18.Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé with his 71 shows in a one year period has earned $45.5 million.

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19.Jason Aldean

Here we have another country singer in the list. Jason Aldean is one of the most liked country singer of all time. This 38 years old man has earned $43.5 million.

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20.Luke Bryan

We have more country singer in this than we’ve expected. Here we got another one. His songs remain at top for a long at country airplay charts. Luke net worth for the previous year is $42.5 million.

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21.Kenny Chesney

At no.21 we have another country singer. $42 million is the earning of this man in previous year.

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22.Bruno Mars

Finally! we have a pop singer after a series of country singers. Bruno has made a lot of money from his super hit song “Uptown Funk”. According to Forbes, his previous year net worth is $40 million.

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At no.23 we have the Canadian Rap king Drake. He has earned $39.5 million.


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24.Foo Fighters

An American rock band who was formed in 1994 is at no.24 in the list. The band of these gentleman has earned $38 million in a period of an year.

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25.Tim McGraw

At the last number we got another country star. Tim McGraw has performed in 48 shows in a period of one year from which he has earned $38 million.

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