11 Highest Paid Musicians 2012: Shocking Results!

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Famous musicians undoubtedly make a lot of money every year. They work hard to entertain the masses and then their income is publicized for the world to see. How much money they make and how they make it are questions that are often asked, especially when the numbers are released each year. This list will give you the top ten (and then some) earning artists in 2012 and how they made their fortunes. Some of the list toppers this year may surprise you!

10(A). Toby Keith – $55 million (Tie)

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Country music superstar Toby Keith starts out this list in the number ten spot (and actually ties with another artist) with $55 million in earnings. He was able to sell out shows across the country because of the release of his 2011 album, Clancy’s Tavern. Keith also had great success with his restaurant, I Love This Bar and Grill. Combine those with the earnings he received from his Ford sponsorship and he has topped the list of earners in the country genre for two consecutive years.


10(B). Justin Bieber – $55 million (Tie)

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Justin Bieber ties Toby Keith in earnings for 2012. His earnings are contributed to sales in both music and merchandise, as well as having stakes in companies such as Spotify, Stamped and Tinychat.