With 2019 drawing to a close, so too is the decade.
As such, there’s an influx of End Of lists. And the latest comes courtesy of Forbes, who have unveiled the tally of highest earning music artists of the decade.
Who made the cut? Find out after the jump…
Combining gross income earned from music sales, touring, endorsements, investments, and other ventures, the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre all feature.
Peep the full list via Forbes:
10. Lady Gaga $500 million
9. Katy Perry $530 million
8. Paul McCartney $535 million
7. JAY-Z $560 million
6. Elton John $565 million
5. Diddy $605 million
4. U2 $675 million
3. Beyoncé $685 million
2. Taylor Swift $825 million
1. Dr. Dre $950 million
Interestingly, the the feature notes that Michael Jackson “would be #1” with a colossal $2.37 billion if posthumous earnings were factored in.
With the King of Pop passing away a year before the start of the decade, his Estate have served as a textbook example of how to maximise a legacy. Indeed, via ventures such as DVDs, TV specials, Broadway musicals, licensing, and now a big screen biopic, they’ve kept Michael Jackson mania Moonwalking with momentum into the coming decade.