You'll Never Guess Who Was The Biggest Money Maker In The Music Business Last Year... 8 years ago

You'll Never Guess Who Was The Biggest Money Maker In The Music Business Last Year...

Today Billboard released their annual list of the Top 40 money makers in the music business in 2013 and Taylor Swift has topped the poll.

Swift earned a total of $39,699,576 with cool $7,000,000 gap between her #1 slot and Kenny Chesney in second place.

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The data is compiled by figures for music sales, concert tours, publishing royalties and streaming revenue, however doesn't include any figures for sponsorships and merchandising, which can be majorly significant for various recording artists.

Justin Timberlake has quite the comeback year, ranked as the the third biggest moneymaker of the year.

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Just look at her, we're guessing her next multi-million selling album and tour will be titled, 'Green'.

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The Top 10 Money Makers

Taylor Swift - $39,699,576
Kenny Chesney - $32,956,241
Justin Timberlake - $31,463,297
Bon Jovi - $29,436,801
Rolling Stones - $26,225,122
Beyonce - $24,429,177
Maroon 5 - $22,284,754
Luke Bryan - $22,142,236
Pink - $20,072,072
Fleetwood Mac - $19,123,102

For complete list, check out Billboard.

Image via Billboard. 

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