The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2018

Methodology

Figures are for pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers. Sources include Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates. Additional reporting by Natalie Robehmed and Rebecca Lerner.

Full List: The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2018

1. U2 ($118 million)

2. Coldplay ($115.5 million)

3. Ed Sheeran ($110 million)

4. Bruno Mars ($100 million)

5. Katy Perry ($83 million)

6. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

7. Jay-Z ($76.5 million)

8. Guns N’ Roses ($71 million)

9. Roger Waters ($68 million)

10. Diddy ($64 million)

11. Beyoncé ($60 million)

12. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)

13. The Weeknd ($57 million)

14. The Eagles ($56 million)

15. Depeche Mode ($53 million)

16. Pink ($52 million, tie)

16. Luke Bryan ($52 million, tie)

18. Jimmy Buffett ($51 million)

19. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

20. Calvin Harris ($48 million)

21. Paul McCartney ($47.5 million)

22. Drake ($47 million, tie)

22. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million, tie)

22. Foo Fighters ($47 million, tie)

25. Elton John ($46 million, tie)

25. Metallica ($46 million, tie)

27. Garth Brooks ($45.5 million, tie)

27. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million, tie)

29. Billy Joel ($43.5 million)

30. Rolling Stones ($39 million)

Zack O’Malley GreenburgForbes Staff

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