Last year was a good year for Bruce Springsteen. Despite struggles with the pandemic for most musicians, The Boss tops “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “10 Highest Paid Musicians” of 2021.
Bruce easily topped the list thanks to the December sale of his catalog to Sony, reportedly worth $550 million. He also earned money with performances of his “Springsteen on Broadway.”
Coming in at two is Jay-Z, with $470 million, followed by Paul Simon at three with $260 mil, Kanye West at four with $250 mil and Ryan Tedder at five with $200 mil.
Overall, the list is made up of nine males, with Taylor Swift the only female on the list, landing at 10.
Top 10 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2021
- Bruce Springsteen: $550 million
- Jay-Z: $470 million
- Paul Simon: $260 million
- Kanye West: $250 million
- Ryan Tedder: $200 million
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: $145 million
- Lindsey Buckingham: $100 million
- Motley Crue: $95 million
- Blake Shelton: $83 million
- Taylor Swift: $80 million
Source: Rolling Stone