Taylor Swift and Brad Pitt make the shortlist of the highest paid entertainers of 2022

Taylor Swift and Brad Pitt were among the celebrities who made the Forbes list of the 10 highest paid entertainers.

According to Forbes, Swift took home $92 million last year while Pitt made $100 million.


The entire list was as follows:

Genesis – $230 million

Genesis is an English rock group. (Michael Putland/Getty Images/Getty Images)

The rock group raised revenue by selling the rights to their music to Concord Music Group. Genesis also spent time touring, which brought in another stream of income.

Sting – $210 million

Sting in concert

Sting sold the rights to his music catalogue. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

Sting also made his income in 2022 by selling his entire song catalog to Universal Music Group.

Tyler Perry – $175 million

Tyler Perry at an event

Tyler Perry owns his own production company. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

Tyler Perry receives income from films, television shows and his production lot, which he built in Atlanta. He is also the only billionaire on the Forbes list.

Trey Parker, Matt Stone – $160 million

Creator of South Park

Trey Parker and Matt Stone created South Park. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a deal with Paramount to continue creating episodes through 2027 for over $900 million.

James L. Brooks, Matt Groening – $105 million

Creator of The Simpsons

James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, producer and creator of The Simpsons. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

The Simpsons creators James L. Brooks and Matt Groening are making $105 million annually after moving episodes of the series from FX to Disney+, sources told Forbes.


Brad Pitt – $100 million

Brad Pitt at a premiere

Brad Pitt starred in three films in 2022. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

Brad Pitt has been pumping out movies for the last year. In 2022 he starred in Babylon, Bullet Train and appeared in The Lost City.

He also sold part of his production company, Plan B, for $113 million after fees, Forbes reported.

Rolling Stones – $98 million

Appearance of the Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones went on tour in 2022. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ last tour grossed $8.5 million a night, according to Forbes. The rock band came in at $98 million.

James Cameron – $95 million

James Cameron at an event

James Cameron is planning three more Avatar sequels. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

James Cameron’s earnings came from the premiere of Avatar: Way of the Water. Forbes reported that the director received awards because the film met certain box office requirements.

Cameron is to create an “Avatar 3”, “Avatar 4” and “Avatar 5”.

Taylor Swift – $92 million

Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards

Taylor Swift is set to earn even more from the Eras Tour in 2023. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

According to Forbes, Taylor Swift makes most of her income from record sales, streaming, and downloads. The outlet predicted that her earnings will be even higher in 2023 as she embarks on the Eras Tour.

Sales for the tour crashed Ticketmaster as the site saw record demand for Swift tickets.

Bad Bunny – $88 million

Bad Bunny wins a prize

Bad Bunny rose to fame in 2018. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

Bad Bunny is relatively new to the music scene. He rose to fame in 2018 after singing alongside Cardi B in I Like It.

He recently cashed in on two tours: El Último Tour Del Mundo and The World’s Hottest Tour.

Bad Bunny is known for songs like “Tití me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito”.


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