Garth Brooks Is Country’s Cash King

Author: Jason the 200 lb. Cowboy

Garth Brooks ranks at the top of Forbes‘s list of the World’s Highest Paid Country Music Acts for 2016. From June 2015 through June 2016, he brought in $70 million — mostly in tour revenue.

During that same period, Kenny Chesney made $56 million with combined revenues from touring, endorsements and sales of his Blue Chair Bay rum, putting him in second place. Luke Bryan comes in third with a $53 million haul mostly from touring and endorsements. Toby Keith, who has often topped the list, is in fourth place, owing his paycheck to his I Love This Bar and Grill and other non-musical businesses, including his own line of mezcal. Rounding out the Top 5 is Jason Aldean, who grossed $36.5 million in record sales, touring and a stake in the Tidal streaming service.

All figures are before taxes and fees to agents, managers and lawyers.

See the complete list at Forbes.com.

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