In Pictures: The 25 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

24 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
The veteran rockers made millions off their touring schedule in 2017, despite frontman Anthony Kiedis’s severe bouts of the flu. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
25 Paul McCartney - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
13. Paul McCartney: $54 million Kevin Winter/Getty Images
26 Paul McCartney - Spencer Platt:Getty Images
Like Buffett, McCartney could do nothing and still make millions off his impressive catalog of music, both his own and from his days with The Beatles. He’s also a huge draw for live performances, taking in seven figures for a single performance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
27 Elton John - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
11. Elton John: $60 million Kevin Winter/Getty Images
28 Elton John - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
Other artists take note: Go to Vegas if you want to make millions. Like many others on this list, John’s Vegas residency—in addition to other tour dates elsewhere—is how he made the bulk of his millions in 2017. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
29 Garth Brooks - Rick Diamond:Getty Images
11. Garth Brooks: $60 million Rick Diamond/Getty Images
30 Garth Brooks - Rick Diamond:Getty Images
Brooks is known for his tour dates, sometimes doing two arena shows in the same day. His comeback tour is the highest-grossing tour of all time. He also released an anthology album of his best work in 2017. Rick Diamond/Getty Images
31 Metallica - Mauricio Santana:Getty Images
10. Metallica: $66.5 million Mauricio Santana/Getty Images
32 Metallica - Theo Wargo:Getty Images
The ’80s heavy-metal band’s WorldWired global tour was widely successful in 2017, in addition to their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
33 Adele - Graham Denholm:Getty Images
9. Adele: $69 million Graham Denholm/Getty Images
34 Adele - Frederick M Brown:Getty Images
Unlike other artists, who often rely on endorsement deals, Adele keeps it chill. Her earnings are all from her music and her tour dates, which are frequent but not nearly as much as other artists. Turns out keeping it chill makes her millions. Frederick M Brown/Getty Images
35 Bruce Springsteen - Jamie McCarthy:Getty Images
8. Bruce Springsteen: $75 million Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images