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Luke Bryan + Blake Shelton Rank Among Forbes' 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2020

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Country music's top-earning stars, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, made Forbes' 2020 Celebrity 100: an annual list of the world's highest-paid celebrities.

Bryan's $45.5M, made off not just music but also his American Idol and commercial endorsement gigs, tied him for 62nd place with first-time entrant and Hamilton actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The American Idol cast tends to fare well on these lists. Ryan Seacrest, for example, ranks 28th after a $60M year.

Shelton's the second highest-grossing country act of the year, with his $43.5M earnings likely boosted by his own competition show gig with NBC's The Voice.

Country artist turned pop superstar Taylor Swift ranks high among recording artists, with her $63.5M earnings enough to rank 25th. Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton collaborator P!ink also made bank ($47M, to be exact) en route to a No. 57 ranking. The final country-adjacent entry, The Eagles, finished 75th and made $41M in a year in which the coronavirus pandemic put touring on the back-burner.

The Kardashian clan claims the two top spots, with Kylie Jenner ($590M) and her brother-in-law, rapper Kanye West ($170M), finishing well ahead of the world's highest-paid athletes: Top 5 entrants Roger Federer (106.3M), Cristiano Ronaldo ($105M) and Lionel Messi ($104M). Celebs, media personalities and athletes Tyler Perry, Neymar, Howard Stern, LeBron James and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson round out the Top 10.

Jenner's total earnings got a boost from the sale of a 51 percent stake in her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty. West's fortune grew thanks in part to his Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas.

Others making the list in a year turned upside down by COVID-19 range from author James Patterson, Chef Gordon Ramsay and political pundit Rush Limbaugh to actor Ryan Reynolds, music legend Elton John and pop star Billie Eilish.

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The Forbes list from last year included two country acts benefitting from high-grossing tours: Bryan and the Zac Brown Band.

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