2 Country Stars Featured on Forbes’ 2020 List of the “Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities”

2 Country Stars Featured on Forbes’ 2020 List of the “Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities”

Two country stars are featured on Forbes’ 2020 list of the Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.

  • No. 62: Luke Bryan, $45.5 million
  • No. 70: Blake Shelton, $43.5 million

With that kind of earning power, don’t let your parents talk you out of pursuing your country music dreams. In addition to their earnings from touring and album/single sales, Forbes noted that Luke pulls in an estimated $12 million per season for his work as a judge on American Idol, while Blake rakes in an estimated $13 million per season for his role on The Voice.

Kylie Jenner topped this year’s list with $590 million, followed by Kanye West (#2, $170 million), Roger Federer (#3, $106.3 million), Cristiano Ronaldo (#4, $105 million) and Lionel Messi (#5, $104 million).

Forbes’ 2019 list featured two country artists:

  • No. 78: Luke Bryan, $42.5 million
  • No. 95: Zac Brown Band, $38.5 million

Forbes‘ 2018 list featured three country artists:

  • No. 45: Luke Bryan, $52 million
  • No. 59: Garth Brooks, $45.5 million
  • No. 87: Kenny Chesney, $37 million

Forbes’ 2017 list featured seven country artists.

  • No. 26: Garth Brooks, $60 million
  • No. 53: Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
  • No. 55: Luke Bryan, $42 million
  • No. 71: Dolly Parton, $37 million
  • No. 83: Toby Keith, $34.5 million
  • No. 83: Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million
  • No. 98: Jason Aldean, $32.5 million

photos: Blake Shelton by NCD; Luke Bryan by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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