Extremely rich Miley Ray Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift have ranked in the Top 40 Moneymakers Of 2010 from Billboard. [#7] The Jonas Brothers released their fourth studio album ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’ June 15, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and setting up the boy band for another fruitful year of album sales and touring.
The act racked up almost $1.3 million in CD royalties. The band’s world tour netted them $31.4 million and won the group the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards.
[#15] Miley Cyrus is No. 4 on the 2010 Money Makers list in terms of CD royalties with more than $4.3 million; her one new release during the year was the Walmart-exclusive EP ‘The Time of Our Lives.’ Cyrus’ Wonder World tour earned her slightly more than $15 million, according to Boxscore. Not included in this tally, but still of note: Her feature-film debut, ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie,’ grossed $79.5 million at the box office.
[#21] At an age when many of her peers are working for minimum wage, Taylor Swift is in the big leagues of earners. Her financial package is well-rounded, and she’s one of the few on this list whose income wasn’t driven mostly by touring, her touring revenue accounted for less than half of her Money Makers total, and her CD royalties were topped only by Michael Jackson.