Highest Paid Musicians Of 2014 – What They Make Per Second
Some of the highest paid musicians of 2014 are consistently making more than Hollywood's best actors, or Pro-League sports stars. Have you ever wondered what the breakdown in salaries would like look if you analyzed it down to what they made per-second? If so, you can exhale now – the wait is over. The folks at Forbes & Skyrange.net have combined forces, generously posting a rolling ticker of how much all your favorite musicians and stars are making per second – a sight sure to make you feel badly about your day job.
Dr. Dre made out quite nicely in his Beats acquisition deal with Apple (on record as the highest single-year payout the industry has ever seen) so nicely, he came in totaling a staggering $19.22 per second. The closest anyone came to catching Dr. Dre was Beyonce. With her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, a surprise album, and multiple endorsement deal, Beyonce enjoyed her most lucrative year to date, bringing in $3.65 per second. Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber completed the top 3 grossing pop artists, collecting $2.03 and $2.54 respectively.
The Eagles beat out One Direction, making $3.17 per second. Bon Jovi and Rolling Stones also enjoyed successful years, attributed in large to their world tours. UK DJ Calvin Harris held his own at $2.09 per second with Jay Z and Diddy on his heels at $1.90 per second.
For a full breakdown of the 30 highest paid artists of 2014 and what they make per second, visit Skyrange.net