Forbes has published its annual ‘Celebrity 100’ list of the highest-paid entertainers in the world, with many headlines (and inevitable internet arguments) focusing on its claim that Kylie Jenner is set to be “the youngest ever self-made billionaire”. There are a fair few musicians in the list though, including three in the top 10.
Sixth-ranked U2 are the highest-earning musicians from the last 12 months according to Forbes, with a pre-tax income of $118m. They’re joined by Coldplay (seventh place with $115m) and Ed Sheeran (ninth with $110m) in the upper reaches of the chart, although all are some way behind boxer Floyd Mayweather, who took top spot with $285m of annual earnings.
The largest-earning newcomer in the entire list, meanwhile, is plucky young musician… Roger Waters, with the Pink Floyd co-founder’s latest tour helping him to $68m of pre-tax earnings in the last 12 months.