Kanye West, Ariana Grande Top Forbes “Highest Paid Musicians of 2020” List

Published: Thursday 4th Jun 2020 by Rashad

With multiple Billboard 200 chart-toppers to their respective credits, Kanye West and Ariana Grande are no strangers to seeing their names atop industry tallies.

As such, it should come as no surprise the hitmaking duo – who have made headlines for being at odds in the past – find themselves at the summit of Forbes’ ‘Highest Paid Celebrities’ list (among musicians) for 2020.

Leading a list that features the likes of Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, and more, look inside to see if your favorite star made the cut:

Forbes Highest Paid Male Musicians (2020)

  • #1 Kanye West – $170M
  • #2 Elton John – $81M
  • #3 Ed Sheeran – $64M
  • #4 Post Malone – $60M
  • #5 Marshmello – $56M
  • #6 Shawn Mendes – $54.5M
  • #7 Jay-Z – $53.5M
  • #8 Drake – $49M

Forbes Highest Paid Female Musicians (2020)

  • #1 Ariana Grande – $72M
  • #2 Taylor Swift – $63.5M
  • #3 Billie Eilish – $53M
  • #4 Jennifer Lopez – $47.5M
  • #5 Pink – $47M
  • #6 Rihanna – $46M

Highest Paid Celebrities of 2020 (Overall):

  • #1 Kylie Jenner – $590 million
  • #2 Kanye West – $170 million
  • #3 Roger Federer – $106.3 million
  • #4 Cristiano Ronaldo – $105 million
  • #5 Lionel Messi – $104 million
  • #6 Tyler Perry – $97 million
  • #7 Neymar – $95.5 million
  • #8 Howard Stern – $90 million
  • #9 LeBron James – $88.2 million
  • #10 Dwayne Johnson – $87.5 million

Forbes reports the highest-paid celebrities earned a whopping $6 billion (a $200 million drop from 2019)!  See the full list by clicking here.

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  1. Erica June 4, 2020

    Damn pink! Wtf she did last year? I ain’t mad at that

    • Hmmm… June 4, 2020

      My exact thoughts. 😂 Pink just flew in under everybody’s radar. And Howard Stern, I thought that man was dead.

      • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

        Lol

    • Clarks0o0ñ June 4, 2020

      That’s what happens when u have talent and have accumulated years of credibility and goodwill.
      Pink has been phoning it in for years now.

      Releading the same songs over and over but she has accumulated good will from the public that’s why she’s still successful

      Pink is huge in Europe, especially Australia.

      Those aerial stunts make a ton of money for her.

      • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

        Ahhh lolz

    • PinotNoir June 4, 2020

      Nonstop tours!!

    • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

      Exactly

    • Jigglypuff June 5, 2020

      She walked through the day & night

  2. Chanel June 4, 2020

    Sorry, can’t take Forbs serious anymore. Not after the whole Kylie Jenner situation.

  3. Meme June 4, 2020

    I had no idea Ariana was banking like that. Also how did Billy make all that money? Was it from touring?

    • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

      Exactly. That new kid is in the block

  4. Clarks0o0ñ June 4, 2020

    Damn, Tyler Perry made 97 million from those shìtty poorly produced films and tv shows.

    WHAT?
    Now that’s crazy

  5. tyty June 4, 2020

    Lol I don’t think anyone can take Forbes seriously anymore 🤷🏽‍♀️ Rihanna does not disclose her earnings if she did she definitely would be highest…

    • Chanel June 4, 2020

      Yess

  6. PinotNoir June 4, 2020

    $72m. in 5 months? 👏 Ari …

    • Doja minaje thee stallion June 5, 2020

      It’s from June to June don’t be stupid

  7. Dc June 4, 2020

    No Beyonce wow even Pink higher than overrated bey 😂😂😂 don’t live up to the hype where it counts 😂😂😂

    • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

      I am glad Beyoncé ain’t on there.

  8. Lite brite June 4, 2020

    Y’all seriously believe Forbes? These celebrities submit falsified documents in order to look “richer” than they actually are! Did we learn nothing from Kylies recent “BILLIONAIRE” fiasco? Lol the desperation!!!

    • Ask4yall June 4, 2020

      But it would matter if Beyoncé was the richest?????

  9. Pat June 4, 2020

    I was sure beys adidas line would’ve land her here

  10. jungkook June 4, 2020

    Queen JLO at the top 5

    • Clarks0o0ñ June 5, 2020

      Quuen jho

  11. ??? June 4, 2020

    lmaooooo but what about ivy park???LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  12. Kevon June 4, 2020

    Where are jlo’s hater??? the ones that call her flop ..hahah omg she stay winning

  13. melinda June 5, 2020

    THE QUEEN JLO IS STILL WINNING . SHE IS PERFECTION

  14. Bebo+p. June 8, 2020

    Damm jlo still in that list since 2010 every yr in the top 10 🔥🔥

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