Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney Make Forbes List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney are the country acts included on the 2012 Forbes list of highest-paid musicians. Swift and Paul McCartney tied at No. 8 with estimated earnings of $57 million each. Keith and Justin Bieber tied at No. 10 with $55 million each. Chesney landed at No. 17 with an estimate of $44 million. Based on concert performances, royalties from his music catalog and a successful line of headphones, Dr. Dre had estimated earnings of $110 million to top the list for the period between May 2011 to May 2012. Rounding out the Top 5 are Roger Waters ($88 million), Elton John ($80 million), U2 ($78 million) and British vocal group Take That ($69 million).