Taylor Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians List

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney Among Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who are the highest paid country musicians of them all? That honor goes to country favorites Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney. The superstars, along with Toby Keith, earned spots on the Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012 list. And you know that ain’t a bad place to be.

Swift landed in the plum position of No. 7, tying with Paul McCartney, who is a legend and has been at this music industry game a lot longer than she has. Earlier this year, the 22-year-old star was named the highest celebrity earner under the age of 30. The ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ singer raked in income receipts of $57 million, thanks to her music, touring and cosmetic endorsements, like her CoverGirl contract and her perfume portfolio.


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