Sean "Diddy Combs"
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Diddy, Drake, Guns N' Roses: Forbes' Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2017
"Success doesn't just end up on your lap. You have to work, work, work, and work some more."
Wise words from Sean "Diddy" Combs," who personally knows a thing or two about working hard and positive results. The GRAMMY-winning mogul has worked his way to the top of many a mountain, including a new one: the top of Forbes' top 10 list of highest-paid musicians in 2017.
Diddy parlayed a Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a Cîroc vodka deal and the sale of 33 percent of his Sean John clothing line to pull in a cool $130 million.
"I started looking at business at the age of 12, [from] delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist," Diddy told Forbes earlier this year. "Whatever I could do to get close to the industry."
Beyoncé placed second on the list with $105 million, driven by her successful Queen Bey Formation World Tour. Drake landed the No. 3 spot with $94 million, driven by his successful Boy Meets World Tour.
Forbes' list was based on pretax income earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, with data collected from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders. View the entire list below.
1. Diddy: $130 million
2. Beyoncé: $105 million
3. Drake: $94 million
4. The Weeknd: $92 million
5. Coldplay: $88 million
6. Guns N' Roses: $84 million
7. Justin Bieber: $83.5 million
8. Bruce Springsteen: $75 million
9. Adele: $69 million
10. Metallica: $66.5 million