There isn’t a more appropriate time to be a sellout than now.

Nearly half of the top earners, such as Peter Jackson and Bruce Springsteen, guaranteed their spots in the ranks by releasing all or parts of their studios or music albums.

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone – $210 million

These are the creators of the hilarious, shocking, and cheap to make South Park.

Its offshoots oversee a cottage enterprise that earns over $80 million a year.

Also, in August, they signed a $900 million deal with Paramount+.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $270 million

According to Forbes, he is one of the very few actors to make the ranking this year.

The Rock earned a quarter of his money from roles in films such as Red Notice and Jungle Cruise.

Most of his pay comes from his tequila brand Teremana.

Jay-Z – $340 million

Jay-Z is hip-hop’s very first billionaire.

He showed his business skills in 2021 when he cashed out in the Armand de Brignac champagne brand and Tidal.

Bruce Springsteen – $435 million

Bruce, who is 72, emptied all his years of work to his longtime label home Sony Music Group.

The sale was worth nearly $500 million.

It had five decades of recordings, famous songs, songwriting credits from 20 albums, live recordings, and numerous box sets.

Peter Jackson – $580 million

Lord of the Rings director sold a piece of his firm Weta Digital to Unity Software for $1.6 billion.

This made him the third person in history to become a billionaire by making movies.

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