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Elton John, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift make 'Forbes' list of Highest-Paid Celebrities

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While many musicians will take a hit due to the cancellation of their tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this moment in 2020, your favorite singers are doing fine financially, according to Forbes.

The publication’s annual list of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities has rock legend Elton John as the highest-ranked musician at #14, with earnings of $81 million over the past year. 

The Jonas Brothers come in a #20 with earnings of $68.5 million, while Ed Sheeran is #23 with $64 million.  His pal Taylor Swift is #25 with $63.5 million.

Kylie Jenner is number-one overall on the list, despite Forbes recently revoking her billionaire status.  The publication writes, “Jenner’s payday came from selling a 51% stake in her cosmetics firm to Coty…while she had exaggerated over the years about the size of her business, the money she pulled in from the deal was real.”

Here’s a look at who made the rest of the list:

28. Post Malone, $60 million
39. Shawn Mendes, $54.5
42. JAY-Z, $53.5 million
56. Jennifer Lopez, $47.5 million
57. Pink, $47 million
64. (tie) Backstreet Boys, Phil Collins, $45 million
73. Celine Dion, $42 million
75. The Eagles, $41 million
86. Katy Perry, $38.5 million
87. (tie) Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, U2, $38 million
91. Paul McCartney, $37 million

Forbes notes that many of these stars won’t rank as high on next year’s list due to those tour cancellations.

By Andrea Dresdale
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