Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift topped the 2014 Billboard money-makers list bringing in a whooping, $39,699,575.60. With just six months of touring the US, the singer brought in 30 million.  Add to that merchandising, branding and sponsorship; Swift has hit a good-spot capturing revenue from every angle.  Take a look at the top ten below:

1. Taylor Swift- 2013 Earnings: $39,699,575.60

2. Kenny Chesney- 2013 Earnings: $32,956,240.70

3. Justin Timberlake- 2013 Earnings: $31,463,297.03

4. Bon Jovi- 2013 Earnings: $29,436,801.04

5. Rolling Stones- 2013 Earnings: $26,225,121.71

6. Beyoncé- 2013 Earnings: $24,429,176.86

7. Maroon 5- 2013 Earnings: $22,284,754.07

8. Luke Bryan- 2013 Earnings: $22,142,235.98

9. PINK- 2013 Earnings: $20,072,072.32

10. Fleetwood Mac: 2013 Earnings: $19,123,101.98

Other notables include: Justin Bieber- $18,873,458.41, Bruno Mars- $18,839,681, One-Direction-$18,041,472.69, Jay Z- $15,652,428.82, Rihanna- $13,794,186.16, Kanye West- $11,574,833.92. Lil Wayne- $8,788,416.66, Eminem- $8,524,782.99, and Carrie Underwood- $8,051,483.55.

Does anyone see the irony in Taylor Swift topping the list at number 1 with $39,699,575.60, and Kanye West coming in at number 26 with $11,574,833.92?  Looks like someone shook hands with KARMA!

head over to Billboard for the full list.

 

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