Luke Bryan: The Country Star Is Worth More Than You Think

Country music superstar Luke Bryan is one busy man. Not only is the singer nominated for Best Album and Entertainer of the Year at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (via Academy of Country Music), but he also serves as a judge on American Idol, alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. When he's not busy making music or touring, he also has stake in a beer project with Constellation Brands, which is planning a relaunch of its Two Lane American Golden Lager and other alcohol products, according to Forbes. The magazine reports the beer's initial sales were strong, but the company shelved the product when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

With such a busy schedule, it should come as no surprise the country crooner has amassed a sizable net worth since his debut album was released in 2007. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bryan has a net worth of $160 million. The website credits him as "one of the highest-paid artists in the world."

The singer makes $1 million per show on tour

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Luke Bryan earns $1 million for every show each does while on tour, making him one of the world's highest-paid musicians. The website also notes that his salary for American Idol, which he joined in 2018, is $12 million per season. That's nothing to scoff at, especially when you consider Bryan's humble beginnings. 

Born in Leesburg, Georgia, Bryan was raised on a peanut farm, and, although he planned to move to Nashville after high school to pursue his dream of making music, his plans were put on hold when his older brother was tragically killed in a car accident. Sounds Like Nashville noted that, in a video promo for American Idol, Bryan recalls, "I developed a love for music early on. My dad was adamant about me chasing my dream. I've lost, I've hurt, but you've got to go try things," he said. Coming from such a successful artist, that sounds like good advice.