It’s almost impossible to choose our favourite music stars. There’s so many different genres and styles to choose from and then musicians, being the artists they are, want to evolve and experiment. Some have taken experimentation as far as starting new ventures that have earned them a huge payday beyond the world of music . Why flying commercial might actually be better than by private jet Luckily, while they say nothing about the relative merits of these performers, Forbes are here to at least help us sort out who are the world’s current top 10 highest-paid artists. Marshmello The masked DJ rose to fame by releasing remixes of hit songs before launching his own singles. He released his debut album Joytime in 2016, then in 2018 joined the Kaos Dayclub and Nightclub as part of a two-year residency deal worth US$60 million, meaning his earnings for the year 2020 reached US$56 million. The Rolling Stones Where do Donald, Melania and Barron Trump eat when they’re not at home? The legendary rockers have been a big deal ever since they first formed in 1962. Since then, the band has sold over 240 million records worldwide and banked US$59 million this year alone. They managed to gross US$178 in 2019 with the first half of their “No Filter” tour. Post Malone The rapper quickly rose to fame in 2015 with his single White Iverson . But it was his 2018 single Congratulations that changed his career. He managed to bank US$60 million with his latest tour before the final sets were cancelled in March due to Covid-19. Taylor Swift Tiffany Trump, Donald’s least favourite child? The chart-topping star transformed from country singer to pop princess with a long list of catchy hits. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and earned several Guinness World Records. Swift’s 2019 album Lover became the highest-selling album of the year, selling 3.2 million copies and earning her US$63.5 million. Ed Sheeran The flame-haired singer quickly rose to fame in 2011 with his debut album + , while his second album X became the highest-selling album of 2015. However, the truly vast money came with his “Divide” world tour that banked US$775 million in 2019, the highest tour receipts in history. His total this year? US$64 million. 6 things to know about the new US first daughter, Ashley Biden The Chainsmokers The DJ pair – Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart – rose to fame in 2014 with their single #Selfie . The Chainsmokers earned worldwide recognition with their 2016 hit Closer with Halsey. They have since dethroned Calvin Harris as the highest-paid DJ in the world, banking US$68 million in the last year. The Jonas Brothers The singing trio graced Forbes ’ Top 100 list for the first time in over a decade when they reunited in 2019. Together, they earned US$68.5 million, having grossed over US$1.5 million per gig before wrapping their reunion tour in February. Donald Trump’s spending habits: from haircare to landscape gardening Ariana Grande Singer Ariana Grande is the highest-paid female musician in the world, having banked US$72 million in the last year. After rising to fame on the Disney Channel, she launched her music career in 2011. And her “Sweetener” world tour grossed as much as US$146 million in 2019. Elton John The Your Song hitmaker earned US$81 million in the past year from his “Yellow Brick Road” tour. The first half of the tour banked US$212 million before it was postponed due to the pandemic. However, John was still able to pull together a US$1 million emergency fund for those suffering from HIV to maintain their care during the pandemic. Tour the White House: peek inside a few of its 132 rooms Kanye West Not only is the rapper the highest-paid musician in the world, but he is the second-highest-paid celebrity of any kind behind his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner . Kanye cashed US$170 million this year thanks to his award-winning music and apparel. His Yeezy collection with sports brand Adidas is estimated to have earned US$1.3 billion in sales in 2019. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .