Who are the world’s 10 highest-paid entertainers? Forbes not only revealed the list recently, but also insinuated that these 10 artists earned a combined total of more than $1.3 billion last year. On the top of the list are Genesis and Sting who earned $230 million and $210 million respectively! Genesis secured a $300 million music rights sale to Concord Music group, while Sting made the same amount of money by selling his entire musical catalog to Universal Music Group.
Taylor Swift also made it to the list at No. 9 with an earning of $92 million! She accumulated this through record sales, streaming, digital downloads, licensing and sync. Right behind her is Bad Bunny at No. 10 with $88 million! His financial success was a direct result of his immaculate ‘Último Tour Del Mundo’, ‘The World’s Hottest Tour’, and endorsements from Corona, Cheetos and Adidas.
Forbes also names Swift in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women at No. 79 after her success of ‘Midnights’, ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ and ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Apart from this, her political influence and the November Era’s Tour ticket sale meltdown also made a huge impact. She also appeared on Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of music’s top royalty and box-office earners in 2021, wherein she topped the global list!
– Riya Sohini