Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks & More Make Forbes’ Highest Paid List

Country music stars are bringing in the Benjamins. Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, and Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney made the list. 

Luke ranked highest among his fellow country artists at No. 45 ($52 million), while Garth and Kenny followed at No. 50 ($45.4 million) and No. 87 ($37 million), respectively. The list also includes athletes, actors, musicians and other entertainment figures. Boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the 2018 list with a whopping $285 million paycheck last year. Forbes ranks its Celebrity 100 using pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents. 

Estimates are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves. 

See the full list here.

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