Using data compiled with Nielsen Music and Billboard Boxscore, the website estimates Swift earned an astonishing $73.5 million in total revenue, almost doubling the amount obtained by the musician who finished second on the list, Kenny Chesney ($39.8 million).
So how exactly did Swift soar so high above the competition? With a little bit of help from her squad! The “Out of the Woods” singer’s 1989 World Tour, which included appearances from celebrities like Julia Roberts, Fifth Harmony, Mariska Hargitay, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, and Nick Jonas, accounted for $61.7 million of the singer’s 2015 earnings.
The Rolling Stones, touring North America for the first time since 2007, came in third with $39.6 million followed by Billy Joel and One Direction, who earned $31.7 million and $24.2 million, respectively.
Did your favorite musician crack the top 5 on Billboard’s Top Money-Makers of 2015 list? Find out below!
1. Taylor Swift $73.5 million
2. Kenny Chesney $39.8 million
3. The Rolling Stones $39.6 million
4. Billy Joel $31.7 million
5. One Direction $24.2 million
Head over to Billboard for the rest of the list.
(H/T The Huffington Post)