Though we know that celebrities make a lot of money, it’s still shocking to see exactly how much. Forbes Magazine recognizes the allure and has released their annual report which names the top 100 highest paid celebs in 2018. Topping the list for country music icons is Luke Bryan at #45 with a $52 million-dollar annual paycheck. Garth Brooks follows behind at #59 claiming over $45 million dollars in annual salary, and Kenny Chesney trails the trio at #87 with #37-million.
Forbes Magazine estimates annual earnings based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves.