Toby Keith Named Forbes Magazine's "$500 Million Man"
By: Alanna Conaway
It should come as no surprise that Toby Keith knows how to be a business man extremely well and build an empire around his career that some dream about having one day themselves. In the latest issue of Forbes Magazine, they name Keith as Country Music's "$500 Million Man" as the country crooner graces the cover of the issue that lists the 100 highest-earning celebrities.
The magazine breaks down Keith's financial income, stating he earned an incredible $65 million in the 12 months, which surpasses other famed celebs including Jay-Z, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Besides owning a highly-successful restaurant chain (I Love This Bar & Grill) and branding his own liquor label (Wild Shot), the statistics show that Keith has not only written a No. 1 hit every year for the last 20 years, but he also owns a piece of a young singer by the name of Taylor Swift through a partnership with her label (Big Machine) and his indie label, Show Dog-Universal.
Swift is also named in the issue, coming in at No. 6, while Carrie Underwood is at No. 46 and Kenny Chesney is at No. 47. The issue of Forbes with Keith on the cover will hit stands on July 15.