30 Highest Paid Musicians

According to Forbes, these are the Top 30 Highest Paid Musicians of 2015.  You can flip through the pages on Forbes' website HERE, if you want the nuts & bots on each of them.  Not surprisingly, Garth is the top country artist on the list.

Are you surprised by any on this list, or any that didn't make the list?  Seven and a half country artists made the list of 30... I say "half," since Taylor Swift has switched her focus away from country, for now.  Eight and a half, if we count the Eagles.  

Some on the list are obviously more flash and performance than legitimate "musicians," but I digress...

 1. Katy Perry – $135 million
 2. One Direction – $130 million
 3. Garth Brooks – $90 million
 4. Taylor Swift – $80 million
 5. The Eagles – $73.5 million
 6. Calvin Harris – $66 million
 7. Justin Timberlake – $63.5 million
 8. Diddy – $60 million
 9. Fleetwood Mac – $59.5 million
10. Lady Gaga – $59 million
11. The Rolling Stones – $57.5 million
12. Ed Sheeran – $57 million
13. Jay Z – $56 million
14. Beyoncé – $54.5 million
15. Elton John – $53.5 million
16. Toby Keith – $53 million
17. Paul McCartney – $51.5 million
18. Michael Buble – $45.5 million
19. Jason Aldean – $43.5 million
20. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
21. Kenny Chesney – $42 million
22. Bruno Mars – $40 million
23. Drake – $39.5 million
24. Foo Fighters – $38 million
25. Tim McGraw – $38 million
26. David Guetta – $37 million
27. Florida Georgia Line – $36.5 million
28. Jimmy Buffett – $36 million
29. Tiesto – $36 million
30. Maroon 5 – $33 million (tie)
30. Dr. Dre – $33 million (tie)