Taylor Swift: Billboard’s Biggest Earner
Given her massive record sales and multiple sold-out tours, it’s no wonder Taylor Swift nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Music’s Top 40 Money Makers” list.
The “Should’ve Said No” songstress reportedly raked in a hefty salary of $35.7 million for the 2011 year with combined songwriting royalties, an $88.5 million-grossing Speak Now world tour, and her quadruple platinum album.
Coming in behind Taylor at #2 is U2 with a $32.1 million year, and Kenny Chesney scored the #3 spot with a $29.8 million paycheck.
Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Sade, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean, and Adele round out the top 10.