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Classic Rockers That Made ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2015 List

The 2015 Forbes list of the highest-paid musicians may have been dominated by pop stars, but there were still a handful of classic rock artists that made some serious bank.

The highest classic rock earners this year were The Eagles with $73.5 million, which was good enough for a number five ranking.  Fleetwood Mac came in at number nine with $59.5 million, followed by The Rolling Stones (11.  $57.5 million), Elton John (15.  $53.5 million), Paul McCartney (17.  $51.5 million) and Jimmy Buffett (28.  $36 million.)

Check out the entire top 30 below!

 

 

Forbes – 2015 Highest-Paid Musicians List

  1. Katy Perry - $135 million
  2. One Direction - $130 million
  3. Garth Brooks - $90 million
  4. Taylor Swift - $80 million
  5. The Eagles - $73.5 million
  6. Calvin Harris - $66 million
  7. Justin Timberlake - $63.5 million
  8. Diddy - $60 million
  9. Fleetwood Mac - $59.5 million
  10. Lady Gaga - $59 million
  11. The Rolling Stones - $57.5 million
  12. Ed Sheeran - $57 million
  13. Jay-Z - $56 million
  14. Beyonce - $54.5 million
  15. Elton John - $53.5 million
  16. Toby Keith - $53 million
  17. Paul McCartney - $51.5 million
  18. Michael Buble - $45.5 million
  19. Jason Aldean - $43.5 million
  20. Luke Bryan - $42.5 million
  21. Kenny Chesney - $42 million
  22. Bruno Mars - $40 million
  23. Drake – $39.5 million
  24. Foo Fighters - $38 million
  25. Tim McGraw - $38 million
  26. David Guetta - $37 million
  27. Florida Georgia Line - $36.5 million
  28. Jimmy Buffett - $36 million
  29. Tiesto - $36 million
  30. Maroon 5 - $33 million
  31. Dre - $33 million

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.