Taylor Swift 's Red album and tour earned her a lot of green. She tops Billboard magazine's annual Money Makers list , counting down the music performers who earned the most cash over the past year.
According to Billboard, Taylor raked in close to $39.7 million bucks over the past year, thanks to sales of her albums, singles and streaming royalties, plus ticket and merchandise sales for her tour, and that doesn't include earnings from lucrative tour sponsorships with Keds, Diet Coke and Elizabeth Arden, or merchandise sales, which the magazine says together could be worth an additional $10 million.
Coming in at #2 the list is country superstar Kenny Chesney , who raked in just under $33 million last year with his album, Life on a Rock , and his No Shoes Nation tour.
Luke Bryan is in at #8 with earnings of $22.1 million thanks to his massive Dirt Road Diaries tour and new album, Crash My Party . Jason Aldean and George Strait take the #14 and #15 spots, respectively.
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