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Taylor Swift Tops 'Billboard's' Highest Paid Musicians

Taylor Swift 's really bringing in the big bucks these days.

In fact, the 24-year-old country-pop star topped Billboard's 2014 Money Makers Rich List, making her the highest-paid musician over stars like Justin TimberlakeBeyoncé,Maroon 5 and Pink.

So just how much has Ms. Swift reportedly earned in this past year? Around $39.7 million, according to Billboard's calculations. Album sales and digital downloads of her music aren't the only things helping to fatten up Taylor's wallet. According to Billboard Boxscore, her Red tour brought in an estimated $30 million, thanks to tickets, merchandise and sponsorships from brands including Keds, Elizabeth Arden and Diet Coke.

Kenny Chesney also got pretty paycheck, earning himself a No. 2 spot on the Money Makers list with an estimated income of 32.9 million. Coming in third was none other thanJustin Timberlake, whose 20/20 Experience albums and two tours earned him a reported $31.4 million.

Other musicians making bank include Bon Jovi ($29.4 million), The Rolling Stones($26.2 million), Beyoncé (24.4 million) and Maroon 5 ($22.3 million).

The complete list of 2014 Money Makers—and how much they're worth—is available at Billboard.com.
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