Swift shakes her Money Makers
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
– Taylor Swift is the biggest greenbacks juggernaut in music, according to Billboard. Swift was first on the list of the magazine's annual Money Makers list, earning just under $40 million in revenue.
Kenny Chesney was second.
Swift earned $39,599,575.60, according to Billboard. That included money made from concerts ($30 million from the first six months of her Red Tour), sales of 2012's "Red" and selling almost 10 million downloads. Two years ago, Swift also led the chart with $35.7 million.
Chesney made just under $33 million, mainly from his No Shoes Nation tour and his "Life on a Rock" CD.
Luke Bryan was eighth with $22.1 million. Other country acts were Jason Aldean at 14 ($17.9 million); George Strait at 15 ($16 million); Mumford & Sons at 18 ($14.2 million); The Eagles at 22 ($13 million); Blake Shelton at 27 ($10.3 million); Zac Brown Band at 30 ($9.9 million); Jimmy Buffett at 32 ($9.4 million); Rascal Flatts at 34 ($9.2 million); Miranda Lambert at 36 ($8.8 million); Tim McGraw at 38 ($8.8 million) and Carrie Underwood at 40 ($8.1 million).
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