Yes it’s true that most musicians will never perform inside Madison Square Garden, or headline the Super Bowl. The ones who do? Well, they make lots of money. Which artists are the highest paid musicians in the world? Let’s find out.
Yearly Earnings: $33 million
The man behind the “YOLO” has already lived a more fruitful career than most performers. He has won a Grammy Award, sold millions of albums, and is a mainstream cultural symbol of sorts. The rapper’s career actually began on the TV screen, portraying Jimmy Books on the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Nowadays he is active with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, also his hometown team.