Top ten richest musicians in the world by Forbes

 World music stars attract the attention of the public not only because of their creative work and personal dramas but because of their vast fortunes as well. Do you want to know what stars are included on the list of top 10 richest musician in the world by Forbes? Read our review.

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As you know, every year Forbes makes the rating of the highest paid musicians. And we can see who and how much was earned over the past year. Today we want to provide you with the data on the 10 richest musicians who got title of the wealthiest at the end of 2017 according to Forbes.

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At the end of 2016, the highest paid musician was Taylor Swift, who earned $170 million for the year. This year, she did not even make the the top ten list.

Also, British ‘One Direction’ has lost their position too. In 2016, the group took the second place with the annual income of $110 million. And ‘One Direction’ did not enter the rating at all.

In total, there are 24 positions in the rating of 2017, but we are going to tell you about the top 10 richest musicians.

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10. Metallica

The ‘dinosaurs’ of rock made $66.5 millionin 2017.

The major part of the money Metallica made was from the WorldWired tour, which ended in spring 2018.

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9. Adele

The British singer earned $69 million in 2017.

The year before, Adele ranked the third of the highest-paid musicians in the world. Her income was $80.5 million. In 2017, the revenues fell, and she got the 9th place.

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8. Bruce Springsteen

His income for 2017 is $75 million. In September 2017 the musician published his memoirs ‘Born to run.’ The edition brought the singer $10 million. Additional revenue was provided by selling the album ‘Chapter and Verse.’

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7. Justin Bieber

The singer earned $83.5 million for the past year. In 2017. The Canadian singer had 105 ‘live’ concerts and more than a billion streams. He also starred in the advertising campaign for Calvin Klein.

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6. Guns N 'Roses

Their revenue for 2017 is $84 million! The American hard rock band from Los Angeles, whose history began in 1985, went on tour in five continents and earned a sum that allowed the music veterans rank among the highest paid and richest musicians of the year.

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5. Coldplay

Coldplay earned $88 million at the end of 2017. At each concert in the A Head Full of Dreams tour, the British rock band earned $5 million. These were the most expensive show in the musicians’ career.

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4. The Weeknd

The singer earned $92 million in 2017. And again the royalties from streaming services have done their job. Over the past two years, the Canadian singer's tracks were streamed more than 5.5 billion times. Another major source of his income is earnings from his tour.

So, we have come to the top three.

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3. Drake

His income for 2017 is $94 million. The major source of the Canadian rapper's income is the royalties from streaming services and the ‘Boy Meets World Tour.’

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2. Beyonce

Her revenue is $105 million in 2017. Her major income in 2017 came from the ‘Formation World Tour’.Between 2008 and 2017, Beyonce has earned more than $700 million.

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1. Diddy

The musician earned $130 million in 2017. The main income Diddy got was from world tour ‘Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour’ and advertising contract with vodka Ciroc. Besides, the sales of his clothes collection ‘Sean John’ brought him money too.

“I'm an ordinary person,” said rapper to Forbes at the beginning of the year 2017. Diddy started looking closely at a business at the age of 12. He carried newspapers, worked at gas stations, worked as a dancer, a stylist, etc. The singer did everything to get closer to the music industry. And now he is the world richest musician.

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As you see, the richest musician in the world in 2017 was taken by rapper Diddy (Sean Combs), also known as Puff Daddy, Diddy, and Puffy. In addition to the rapper, Beyonce, who earned $105 million a year, and Canadian rapper Drake with $94 million, joined the top three leaders.

At the end of the current year, there will be a new Forbes rating 2018. And we shall learn who was the most successful this year.


Top ten richest musicians in the world by Forbes Top ten richest musicians in the world by Forbes

Reviewed by G4F Entertainment on July 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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