Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift Among Billboard’s TOP Highest-Paid Musician 2014


Billboard’s Money Makers ranking of the 2013 top earners in music includes Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Jay Z & Justin Timberlake.

Justin is the youngest on the list, coming in at #11 with 2013 earning of $18,873,458.

According to Billboard, Justin was among 2013’s busiest — taking his 220-date, $15 million-earning Believe Tour around the world. His earnings on the recorded side pale in comparison, with digital track royalties and streaming royalties bringing in nearly $1 million each. That’s in part because he didn’t release a new album in 2013, opting instead for the nontraditional rollout of a series of “Journals” tracks, all of which charted. Journals was released on December 23, 2013.

Taylor Swift tops Billboard’s Money Makers 2014: The Music Rich List with $39 million income.

Billboard TOP 20 Money Maker
1. Taylor Swift – $39,699,575.60

2. Kenny Chesney – $32,956,240.70

3. Justin Timberlake – $31,463,297.03

4. Bon Jovi – $29,436,801.04

5. The Rolling Stones – $26,225,121.71

6. Beyoncé – $24,429,176.86

7. Maroon 5 – $22,284,754.07

8. Luke Bryan – $22,142,235.98

9. P!nk – $20,072,072.32

10. Fleetwood Mac – $19,123,101.98

11. Justin Bieber – $18,873,458.41

12. Bruno Mars – $18,839,681

13. One Direction – $18,041,472.69

14. Jason Aldean – $17,896,191.98

15. George Strait – $16,002,761.63

16. Jay Z – $15,652,428.82

17. Michael Bublé – $14,478,084

18. Mumford & Sons – $14,172,940.87

19. Dave Matthews Band – $13,932,731.14

20. Rihanna – $13,794,186.16

  • Kristine Bieber

    It’s ironic that one direction is lower than justin they’re 5 people. And people still claim they are more sucsesfull than justin

  • rb

    Higher in album sales but not in net worth:

    1. Justin Bieber 20/160 Mil net worth-6 years (260-300 Mil 2014): Hollywood is jealous of his wealth in just a short period of time.

    2. Taylor Swift 24/150 Mil net worth-8 years (250-300 Mil 2014)>Trying to not let Justin over take her (More tours)

    • Justice Drew Beebs Lover

      True…and she cant stand him. SHES ALL BUDDY BUDDY WITH ROYALS NOW..it seems as if she is punishing Selena in a way. Too bad!

      • Justice Drew Beebs Lover

        Ohh I mean Lorde of the flies…lol

  • Tahani

    Wonder why Selena didn’t make the list.

    • Tanisha

      because shes flop

    • andy


  • skeptical

    I’m proud of Taylor. She made number one on this list, but she also made number one for being the most charitable. She’s got a good head on her shoulders.

    • Tahani

      Who cares about Taylor. She’s ignorant

      • skeptical

        Ignorant? lol she’s pretty smart, man.

  • nicki

    I’m Proud of Justin and the rest. Luv you guys and keep up the good work. ♥

  • lambor500S

    May the spirit of your dreams guide you higher than you could ever imagine.
    Congrats on your success!
    Much love!

  • Lovatic

    Where is my Demi?

    • Tahani

      She’s not a flop..Demi well she’s not that good.

  • Lovatic

    I never can understand that Taylor is always the number one. She is an amazing artist but she has only three or four hit songs. If somebody knows why she is the number one, please reply.

    • skeptical

      I think it’s mainly because of how well her tours do and how well her albums do.
      I saw this also: www(dot)billboard(dot)com/articles/news/5930331/taylor-swift-leads-billboard-2014-money-makers-rich-list?mobile_redirection=false

  • Belieber

    Im proud of Justin

  • Liliana

    Iam proud of Justin, he is a amazing singer. Love you so much Justin.

    • Tahani

      Justin is truly Amazing guy. He’s just so aww.

  • Hannah Bieber

    Damm why does Taylor make alot ?? Shes not that big of a star like madonna or lady gaga.I wonder why they didnt make the list.or katy perry

  • Birk

    This makes no sense at all. Rolling Stone said in their issue that had Justin on the front cover that the Believe Tour grossed over $200 million dollars, does that mean he only took a measly $15 million from this $200 million dollar grossing tour? That only works out to a take of 7.5% of the concert gross that went into his pocket if this information is to be believed.

    • Vicki

      Hi Birk This is only 2014 Earnings to date

  • Sarah

    I love justinbiber so much you sould see my room I wish I could see him

  • Sarah

    If I would wake up and justinbieber and I wer my boyfriend I wouldn’t even ask about it I would keep my mouth shut

  • Vanita staicy

    I just dont understand why they dont give us the real amount like they used to