Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney top Billboard's annual Money Makers list, beating out pop hitmakers likes Justin Timberlake and P!nk, as well as classic-rock acts Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.
Billboard ranks music's top-earning performers each year, and the 23-year-old Swift tops this year's rankings with a combination of sales, touring and sponsorships, earning $39,699,575.60 (where'd the .60 come from?). Billboard says Swift ranked eighth in album sales, sixth in downloads and fifth in streaming royalties. Swift also was music's top earner two years ago.
Three of the top-10 money makers came from the country world: Luke Bryan ranked eighth, with more than $22 million income, placing behind Maroon 5 but ahead of P!nk.
The Billboard top 10:
Taylor Swift ($39.7 million)
Kenny Chesney ($33 million)
Justin Timberlake ($31.5 million)
Bon Jovi ($29.4 million)
The Rolling Stones ($26.2 million)
Beyoncé ($24.4 million)
Maroon 5 ($22.3 million)
Luke Bryan ($22.1 million)
P!nk ($20.1 million)
Fleetwood Mac ($19.1 million)