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Kanye Tops Forbes Top Paid Musicians of 2020

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Whatever Kanye West is doing, it's working.

Today, Forbes crowned the billionaire the highest-paid musician of 2020, topping Elton John, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and more with $170 million in earnings.  They also rated him the second highest-earning celebrity, trailing only his sis-in-law Kylie Jenner's $590 million. 

 




 

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Forbes top 30 musicians are Kanye ($170 million) Elton John ($85 million), Ariana Grande ($72 million) Jonas Brothers ($68.5 million), The Chainsmokers ($68 million), Ed Sheeran ($64 million), Taylor Swift ($63.5 million), Post Malone ($60 million), The Rolling Stones ($59 million), Marshmello ($56 million), Shawn Mendes ($54.5 million), Jay-Z ($53.5 million), Billie Eilish ($53 million), BTS ($50 million), Drake ($49 million), Jennifer Lopez ($47.5 million), Pink ($47 million), Rihanna ($46 million), Luke Bryan ($45.5 million), Backstreet Boys ($45 million), Phil Collins ($45 million), Blake Shelton ($43.5 million), Celine Dion ($42 million), The Eagles ($41 million), Metallica ($40.5 million), Travis Scott ($39.5 million), Katy Perry ($38.5 million), Lady Gaga ($38 million), Bon Jovi ($38 million), U2 ($38 million), DJ Khaled ($36.5 million), and Kiss ($36.5 million).

Are you surprised by how few Hip Hop figures are on the list after Kanye, given how dominant the genre has become?

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