FORBES: The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2017

“I’m the average person” – King of FORBES

This week, FORBES lets loose their annual cash cows list for the entire music industry. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs topped the highest-paid musicians of 2017 list, racking in $130 million. This is drastically up from his $62 million outing last year, to land him to the sole slot as no. 1.

In a conversation with Forbes, Puffy said, “I’m the average person. I started looking at business at the age of 12, from delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist. Whatever I could do to get close to the industry.”

Thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, $70 million sale of one-third of Sean John fashion line and of course his Cîroc vodka brand – the Harlem mogul spent little time sleeping since last year.

Take a look at the entire list of cash cows below.

The World’s Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2017:

01. Diddy | 130 M
02. Beyoncé | $105 M
03. Drake | $94 M
04. The Weeknd | $92 M
05. Coldplay | $88 M
06. Guns N’ Roses | $84 M
07. Justin Bieber | $83.5 M
08. Bruce Springsteen | $75 M
09. Adele | $69 M
10. Metallica | $66.5 M
11. Garth Brooks $60 M
12. Elton John | $60 M
13. Paul McCartney | $54 M
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers $54 M
15. Jimmy Buffett | $50.5 M
16. Calvin Harris | $48.5 M
17. Taylor Swift | $44 M
18. Kenny Chesney | $42.5 M
19. Luke Bryan | $42 M
20. Celine Dion | $42 M
21. Jay-Z | $42 M
22. Bruno Mars | $39 M
23. Tiësto | $39 M
24. The Chainsmokers | $38 M
25. Jennifer Lopez | $38 M

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