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U2, Jay Z, Beyonce, Drake And Taylor Swift Make List Of ‘Highest Paid Musicians For 2018’

U2, Jay Z, Beyonce, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran, are amongst those listed by Forbes as “World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2018”.

The lists which includes 30 names was released by Forbes earlier in the day using “pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers.”

The lists consists mostly of bands who tend to do more touring and sell out more venues. Two bands, U2 and Coldplay sit at the Summit of the list after making $118m and $115m respectively.

See the list below:

  1. U2 ($118 million)
  2. Coldplay ($115.5 million)
  3. Ed Sheeran ($110 million)
  4. Bruno Mars ($100 million)
  5. Katy Perry ($83 million)
  6. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
  7. Jay-Z ($76.5 million)
  8. Guns N’ Roses ($71 million)
  9. Roger Waters ($68 million)
  10. Diddy ($64 million)
  11. Beyoncé ($60 million)
  12. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)
  13. The Weeknd ($57 million)
  14. The Eagles ($56 million)
  15. Depeche Mode ($53 million)
  16. Pink ($52 million, tie)
  17. Luke Bryan ($52 million, tie)
  18. Jimmy Buffett ($51 million)
  19. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
  20. Calvin Harris ($48 million)
  21. Paul McCartney ($47.5 million)
  22. Drake ($47 million, tie)
  23. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million, tie)
  24. Foo Fighters ($47 million, tie)
  25. Elton John ($46 million, tie)
  26. Metallica ($46 million, tie)
  27. Garth Brooks ($45.5 million, tie)
  28. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million, tie)
  29. Billy Joel ($43.5 million)
  30. Rolling Stones ($39 million)

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