Revolt Music CEO, Ciroc liquor spokesman, and Sean John fashion line founder Puff Daddy AKA Diddy raked in a whopping sum of $130 million pretax this year, with the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his Ciroc vodka deal, and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million boosting his earnings.
Second on the list is Queen Bey, Beyoncé who with her “Formation World Tour” pulled in a total of $105 million pre-tax.
Rounding up the top 3 is rapper and singer Drake with $94 million, a lot of it from his tour, the “Boy Meets World Tour.” The Weeknd earned $92 million, predominantly from his hefty Live Nation advance. Here’s the full top 10 list below:
1. Diddy ($130 million)
2. Beyoncé ($105 million)
3. Drake ($94 million)
4. The Weeknd ($92 million)
5. Coldplay ($88 million)
6. Guns N’ Roses ($84 million)
7. Justin Bieber ($83.5 million)
8. Bruce Springsteen ($75 million)
9. Adele ($69 million)10. Metallica ($66.5million)