The most highly paid musicians of the world - 2014
American Forbes December 10 presented an annual ranking of the highest paid musicians in the world. Income musicians evaluated between June 2013 and June, 2014. In the calculation were taken as the earnings from professional activity (sales records, attributes, fees for live performances) as well as on personal business enterprises artists. The information gathering was attended by agents, lawyers, producers and other insiders of the music industry.
1. Dr. Dre
Revenue: $ 620 million
Famous rapper-producer has earned a multiple of more than their colleagues in the music shop thanks sverhudachnym deal - the company Beats, whose co-founder is Dr. Dre, for $ 3 billion purchased Apple Corporation. Rapper himself perepalo $ 620 million - and is not far off, probably, the emergence of "doctor" in the ranking of billionaires Forbes. In this case, the new Dr. records Dre has not issued since the beginning of the "zero", although rumors of a new album of an artist does not cease.
2. Beyonce Knowles
Revenue: $ 115 million
Beyonce year gave 95 concerts with an average revenue of $ 2, 4 million in performance, without any campaign released a new album, sold over 1 million copies, and also appeared in advertising Pepsi and H & M. The popularity of pop divas, and adds her personal life: her husband is a singer rapper-producer Jay-Z, the pair has first child was born.
3. The Eagles
Revenue: $ 100 million
Veterans of the American rock scene, and the authors of the hit Hotel California less likely than their younger counterparts, get on the covers of tabloids, but remain more cash artists. Fantastic group revenue brings the long-awaited concert tour, which met with excitement the audience in the US, and fees from the documentary "The History of The Eagles". Musicians will continue a series of live performances and in 2015.
4. Bon Jovi
Revenue: $ 82 million
Still other rockers from New Jersey at the top of the rankings, Bon Jovi also received a basic income from live performances - their tour Because We Can Tour collected cash in $ 250 million How much will fall earnings of artists with the completion of the tour, it is difficult to predict.. Team leader Jon Bon Jovi has been actively engaged in charitable activities.
5. Bruce Springsteen
Revenue: $ 81 million
Another iconic US actor returned to music Forbes ranking after four years of absence. All thanks to the first during this period concert tour, which is a great success met American audience. In January 2014, Springsteen also released 18th studio album.
6. Justin Bieber
Revenue: $ 80 million
Age: 20 years
Canadian singer of the year experienced a series of scandals reputation and became a regular tabloid hero. But commercial success does not leave Bieber - thanks to concert activities and sales records he earned a record $ 80 million Artist also remains out of reach in the status of the most popular social media actor -. In only one "tweet" on his account signed by tens of millions of young fans, which guarantees interest advertisers.
7. One Direction
Revenue: $ 75 million
Boy band, knit producer Simon Cowell of British graduate of "American Idol" is incredibly popular among teenage audiences on both sides of the ocean. Their latest album debuted on the top line of the Billboard 200, and the single Story of My Life gained multi-platinum status.
8. Paul McCartney
Revenue: $ 71 million
Age: 72Cer Paul McCartney continues an active concert and recording new albums, despite his advanced age. However, the years have an effect: recently due to illness, the legendary musician was forced to cancel the show in Japan.
9. Calvin Harris
Revenue: $ 66 million
Age: 30Camy commercially successful DJ in the world this year, Harris worked for wear: During the reporting period, he played at least 125 sets on the best stages of the world and released their fourth studio album. In addition to solo performances bring significant revenues artist collaborations with pop stars Rihanna scale, Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding.
10. Toby Keith
Revenue: $ 65 million
Age: 53Camy popular country music artist in the world continues to earn tens of millions of dollars by concert activities and participate in a variety of related business enterprises, such as participation in the advertising campaign of the Ford, release records on the label Show Dog and expand the restaurant chain I Love This Bar And Grill.