Phil Collins And Genesis Rank First As Highest Paid Entertainers

According to Forbes’ recent list, Genesis and Phil Collins have been named among the highest-paid entertainers of 2022. Active since the 1970s, the iconic rock band earned a staggering $230 million last year. This financial gain can be attributed to their $300 million music rights sale to Concord Music Group. Besides, Genesis’ touring and recorded music royalties also significantly contributed to their earnings.

Sting, the former frontman of the Police, came in second place with earnings of $210 million. In February 2022, Sting also sold his entire musical output to Universal Music Group for $300 million. Tyler Perry, the multi-talented actor, director, and writer, took third place with earnings of $175 million. This amount came from various sources, including films, BET TV shows, and the production backlot he owns in Atlanta.

In fourth place are the South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who earned $160 million. The majority of their earnings came from a Paramount deal, which guarantees the pair $935 million over six years. Co-creators of the Simpsons, James L. Brooks, and Matt Groening, earned $105 million, securing a fifth place on the list. Their migration of all 30 seasons of the show to Disney+ earned them an estimated $105 million annually after fees.

Brad Pitt, the Rolling Stones, James Cameron, Taylor Swift, and Bad Bunny also made the top 10 in the highest-paid entertainers’ list. The Hollywood star got sixth place with $100 million, followed by the Stones with $98 million. ‘Avatar’s director Cameron was the eighth on the list with $95 million, while Swift and the rapper Bad Bunny followed him with $92 million and $88 million.

Overall, the entertainment industry has seen significant success in 2022, with many of its top performers earning millions of dollars. However, Phil Collins and Genesis managed to get the first place among those names, solidifying their position as a successful rock music act after all those years. As the industry continues to evolve and adapt, it will be interesting to see who will make the top 10 list next year.