Rihanna Made More Money Than Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Drake in 2016
This year’s publication of Forbes highest paid Musicians which was released on Wednesday featured a diverse mix of new and old-school artists. Taylor Swift topped the list with $170 million in earnings within the past year.
Swift smashed the Rolling Stones’ touring record with a gross of over $200 million in North America alone. One Direction came in at No. 2 with $110 million, followed by Adele with $80.5 million, and Madonna with $76.5 million.
Rihanna rounded out the top 5, with earnings of $75 million. As reported by Complex “this in large part to her wildly successful ANTI World Tour, her collaboration with Puma, as well as her endorsement deals with Dior, Samsung, and Stance. It’s a pretty impressive increase for the 28-year-old singer, who took in only $26 million last year.” She made more money than Drake, Beyonce and Justin Bieber this year.
Beyonce and Jay Z came in at No. 17 and No. 18 respectively; Beyonce earnings a mass to $54 million while Jay Z earned $53.5 million. Drake closed out the list at No. 30 with $38.5 million.
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