Kanye West, JAY-Z & Beyoncé Top Forbes 2019 List Of Highest Earning Musicians

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New York, NY – Forbes recently unveiled its list the highest earning musicians 2019. Unsurprisingly, Kanye West, JAY-Z and his superstar wife Beyoncé top the list.

Thanks primarily to his partnership with adidas, Ye landed at No. 2 with roughly $150 million, while JAY-Z and Beyoncé tied at No. 6 with $81 million each. The only artist to surpass Kanye was his nemesis Taylor Swift who landed in the No. 1 spot with $185 million.

“I am a product guy at my core,” West said in an August interview with Forbes. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

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Elsewhere on the list, Migos hit the No. 40 spot with $36 million, Kendrick Lamar settled at No. 34 with $38.5 million, DJ Khaled tied Marshmello at No. 29 with $40 million and Eminem matched Bruno Mars at No. 18 with $51 million. 

Check out the full list below.

40 | Migos
2019 EARNINGS: $36 million

39 | U2
2019 EARNINGS: $37 million

38 | Celine Dion
2019 EARNINGS: $37.5 million

37 | Shawn Mendes
2019 EARNINGS: $38 million

34 (tie) | Zac Brown Band
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

34 (tie) | Kendrick Lamar
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

34 (tie) | Calvin Harris
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

33 | Dave Matthews
2019 EARNINGS: $39 million

32 | Lady Gaga
2019 EARNINGS: $39.5 million

29 (tie) | DJ Khaled
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

29 (tie) | Marshmello
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

29 (tie) | The Weeknd
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

28 | Rolling Stones
2019 EARNINGS: $41 million

27 | Luke Bryan
2019 EARNINGS: $42.5 million

26 | Jennifer Lopez
2019 EARNINGS: $43 million

25 | Guns N’ Roses
2019 EARNINGS: $44 million

24 | The Chainsmokers
2019 EARNINGS: $46 million

22 (tie) | Ariana Grande
2019 EARNINGS: $48 million

22 (tie) | Paul McCartney
2019 EARNINGS: $48 million

21 | Fleetwood Mac
2019 EARNINGS: $49 million

19 (tie) | Jimmy Buffett
2019 EARNINGS: $50 million

19 (tie) | Eminem
2019 EARNINGS: $50 million

18 | Bruno Mars
2019 EARNINGS: $51 million

17 | Billy Joel
2019 EARNINGS: $52 million

15 (tie) | BTS
2019 EARNINGS: $57 million

15 (tie) | Pink
2019 EARNINGS: $57 million

13 (tie) | Katy Perry
2019 EARNINGS: $57.5 million

13 (tie) | Justin Timberlake
2019 EARNINGS: $57.5 million

12 | Travis Scott
2019 EARNINGS: $58 million

11 | Rihanna
2019 EARNINGS: $62 million

10 | Metallica
2019 EARNINGS: $68.5 million

9 | Diddy
2019 EARNINGS: $70 million

8 | Drake
2019 EARNINGS: $75 million

6 (tie) | Beyoncé
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

6 (tie) | JAY-Z
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

5 | Elton John
2019 EARNINGS: $84 million

4 | The Eagles
2019 EARNINGS: $100 million

3 | Ed Sheeran
2019 EARNINGS: $110 million

2 | Kanye West
2019 EARNINGS: $150 million

1 | Taylor Swift
2019 EARNINGS: $185 million