Country Artists Forbes List 2018 Edition
This year, three country music entertainers can be found within Forbes’ “Top 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities” rankings. None of the Country Music stars made the top 10 highest paid Celebrity list. While three country music artists did very well, check out the jaw-dropping numbers pulled in by the top ten celebrity earners!
Forbes’ “Top 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities” Top 10
#1 Boxer Floyd Mayweather 41 $285 M
#2 Actor George Clooney 57 $239 M
#3 Reality Star/ Makeup Mogul Kylie Jenner 20 $166.5 M
#4 Television Personality Judy Sheindlin 75 $147 M (Yes, Judge Judy…)
#5 Actor Dwayne Johnson 46 $124 M
#6 Band U2 – $118 M
#7 Band Coldplay – $115.5 M
#8 Soccer Star Lionel Messi 31 $111 M
#9 Musician Ed Sheeran 27 $110 M
#10 Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo 33 $108 M
Three Country music stars did make the Top 100 highest paid list. Georgia native Luke Bryan holds the 45th spot with $52 million.As fans know so well, Bryan has been especially busy this year with his role as a judge on American Idol, his headlining What Makes You Country Tour, and his lucrative endorsement deal with Chevrolet. All of that really adds up!
Country superstar Garth Brooks hit No. 59 with $45.5 million. Garth has been on tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood as a major source of revenue for the Country star. As of 2018, the tour concluded its eighth leg and covered major cities throughout the United States and Canada. The North American portion of the tour concluded in December 2017 and the tour set the record for the highest-grossing country music tour of all time. Garth is not slowing down and has planned new music and a tour for 2018.
Country star Kenny Chesney landed at No. 87 with $37 million.Chesney’s bank derives from his current Trip Around the Sun Tour as well as his ongoing deal with Corona and profits from his own Blue Chair Rum brand.
As you let those figures sink in, be sure to check out Luke Bryan’s remaining tour schedule below and see the big moneymaker in action!
Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country Tour Dates
8/2 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
8/17 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8/18 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/19 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/8 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
9/13 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Barnett Arena
9/14 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
9/20 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center
9/21 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
What Makes You Country XL Tour Schedule
July 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
July 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
August 4 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
August 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
September 1 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 2 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
October 13 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
October 26 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
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