8 Country Stars Whose Net Worth Would Surprise You

  

Radio play doesn’t always mean highest earnings in the industry of country music, which is why it makes the top ten country stars with highest net worths so surprising. You won’t see stars like Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan or Blake Shelton on this list. So who exactly are the top earning country stars and how did they manage to make the big bucks? Keep reading to find out, the list should certainly shock you!

8. Reba McEntire

Estimated Net Worth: $95 Million. A staple in country music, Reba McEntire has made a name for herself since 1976 — that’s 40 years in the industry! She’s known to be one of the most influential country music performers, inspiring other artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. So how did she manage to make so much money? Well, besides her own discography which contains 29 albums, she also went on to star in her own television series Reba, and started a label, Starstruck Entertainment, with ex-husband Narvel Blackstock. Since the split, Reba amicably separated from Starstruck, now called RBI (Reba’s Business Inc.).

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7. Kenny Chesney

Estimated Net Worth: $135 Million. Another long-time country music star, Kenny Chesney has consistently been on the radio and on tour since 1994. His first album “In My Wildest Dreams” sold only ten thousand copies, but he went onto a massive hits with his second album, and to this day has sold more than 30 million copies of his albums. He also produced and co-directed an ESPN movie The Boys Of Fall. Known for being one of the best touring artists in country music, he consistently sells out show after show. All that touring is making Kenny some pretty penny!

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