Taylor collected about $39.7 million domestically during the past year, Billboard said. The figure includes album sales, digital downloads, publishing royalties and revenue from touring and video streaming.
According to Billboard Boxscore, her “Red” tour made an estimated $30 million through tickets; merchandise; and sponsorships from brands such as Elizabeth Arden, Diet Coke and Keds. No one else did better on the road.
The 24-year-old also ranks fifth in streaming royalties, sixth in digital downloads and eighth in album sales.
What is even more impressive is that a country music artist also took home the second place spot! Kenny Chesney places second on the main list, with an estimated income of $32.9 million — ahead of Justin Timberlake ($31.4 million), Bon Jovi ($29.4 million), the Rolling Stones ($26.2 million), Beyonce ($24.4 million), Maroon 5 ($22.3 million), Luke Bryan ($22.1 million), Pink ($20.1 million) and Fleetwood Mac ($19.1 million).