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The richest country music stars

Stacker Logo By Jason Kessler of Stacker | Slide 1 of 58: It’s easy to see why today's country music stars have become multi-millionaires. Big-name country artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain have sold close to 200 million albums between the two of them, and the industry represents about 10% of total sales across all genres. The upcoming CMA Awards will be co-hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, with fan favorite Chris Stapleton nominated five times (including for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award). What better time than to see which stars are bringing home the big bucks? Stacker used data from Celebrity Net Worth—which aggregates publicly available information like real estate holdings, announced salaries, royalties, record sales, and endorsements—to put together this list of richest country music stars. The final net worth is created using a formula that eliminates expenses like manager and agent fees, estimated taxes paid, and other lifestyle expenses, boiling it down to a more accurate figure of a star’s total assets. Read through to see which "American Idol" star has already crossed the $85 million mark, and which country legend is worth half a billion dollars. RELATED: 50 most popular country music videos from 2018

The richest country music stars

It’s easy to see why today's country music stars have become multi-millionaires. Big-name country artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain have sold close to 200 million albums between the two of them, and the industry represents about 10% of total sales across all genres. The upcoming CMA Awards will be co-hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, with fan favorite Chris Stapleton nominated five times (including for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award). What better time than to see which stars are bringing home the big bucks?

Stacker used data from Celebrity Net Worth—which aggregates publicly available information like real estate holdings, announced salaries, royalties, record sales, and endorsements—to put together this list of richest country music stars. The final net worth is created using a formula that eliminates expenses like manager and agent fees, estimated taxes paid, and other lifestyle expenses, boiling it down to a more accurate figure of a star’s total assets.

Read through to see which "American Idol" star has already crossed the $85 million mark, and which country legend is worth half a billion dollars.

RELATED: 50 most popular country music videos from 2018

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