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Taylor Swift Tops Music’s Rich List

Taylor Swift's RED Tour - Melbourne, Australia
Scott Barbour—TAS/Getty Images Taylor Swift's RED Tour at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia

She may have an endless list of boy problems, but the young country crooner isn't strapped for cash as she placed number one on Billboard's list of music's top 40 moneymakers ahead of Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake

Taylor Swift brought in the big bucks this past year, topping Billboard’s Top Money Makers list for 2014. Swift’s RED Tour, which took in an estimated $30 million, put the country crooner ahead of the likes of Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5.

Billboard ranks artists based on their U.S. earnings from touring, record sales, publishing royalties and revenue from streaming music and video.

Here are the top 10 earners in music for the past 12 months:

1. Taylor Swift — $39,699,575.60

2. Kenny Chesney — $32,956,240.70

3. Justin Timberlake — $31,463,297.03

4. Bon Jovi — $29,436,801.04

5. The Rolling Stones — $26,225,121.71

6. Beyoncé — $24,429,176.86

7. Maroon 5 — $24,429,176.86

8. Luke Bryan — $22,142,235.98

9. Pink — $20,072,072.32

10. Fleetwood Mac — $19,123,101.98


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