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Toby Keith leads country on 'World's Highest-Paid Musicians' list

Toby Keith leads country on 'World's Highest-Paid Musicians' list

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Toby Keith isn't just a talented singer and songwriter.  The country star is also skilled at generating money.  He's making the top five on "Forbes" magazine's list of the "World's Highest-Paid Musicians," landing at number four with earnings of $65 million between June 1st, 2012 and June 1st of this year.  Keith made his money through a number of business ventures including his music career and his I Love This Bar And Grill chain. 

Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney are in the top ten as well.  Swift, who also has a diversified career that extends beyond music, comes in at number seven with earnings of $55 million.  Chesney, meanwhile, accumulated the bulk of his $53million income through album sales and touring, and takes the number nine spot. 

Tim McGraw is the only other country star on the list.  He ranks 24th, with $33 million in earnings.  Madonna is topping the list, raking in $125 million. 

"Forbes" Top Ten "World's Highest-Paid Musicians" List 

1. Madonna, $125 million 
2. Lady Gaga, $80 million 
3. Bon Jovi, $79 million 
4. Toby Keith, $65 million 
5. Coldplay, $64 million 
6. Justin Bieber, $58 million 
7, Taylor Swift, $55 million 
8. Elton John, $54 million 
9. TIE - Kenny Chesney and Beyonce, $53 million

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