Elton John Is The Biggest Earner In Rock Music

Elton John Is The Biggest Earner In Rock Music | Society Of Rock Videos

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At $81 Million

Forbes recently released The Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities list and in the world of rock music, Elton John became the biggest earner at $81 million. This isn’t surprising because his massively successful Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour grossed $212 million back in 2019. John came in at #2 in music with rapper Kanye West at the top spot, and #14 overall.

According to Forbes, “The world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019, after the global pandemic shuttered stadiums and silenced performances around the world. Live shows drove career-best income for some of music’s biggest names, with Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour drawing 8.9 million fans and grossing $776 million over two-plus years to surpass U2’s all-time record for a single tour.”

Check out the rest of the highest-paid musicians below.

Forbes World’s Highest Paid Musicians (2020)

1. Kanye West $170 million
2. Elton John $81 million
3. Ariana Grande $72 million
4. Jonas Brothers $68.5 million
5. Chainsmokers $68 million
6. Ed Sheeran $64 million
7. Taylor Swift $63.5 million
8. Post Malone $60 million
9. Rolling Stones $59 million
10. Marshmello $56 million
11. Shawn Mendes $54.5 million
12. Jay-Z $53.5 million
13. Billie Eilish $53 million
14. BTS $50 million
15. Drake $49 million
16. Jennifer Lopez $47.5 million
17. Pink $47 million
18. Rihanna $46 million
19. Luke Bryan $45.5 million
20. Backstreet Boys $45 million
21. Phil Collins $45 million
22. Blake Shelton $43.5 million
23. Celine Dion $42 million
24. The Eagles $41 million
25. Metallica $40.5 million

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