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18. Willie Nelson – $25 million

He may be a legend in outlaw country, but Willie Nelson has a surprisingly small bank balance at $25 million. Part of this stems from problems with the taxman, and in 1990 the singer was saddled with a $16.7 million debt. However, 1992’s aptly-titled The IRS Tapes helped Nelson out of this jam, and he was in the black by 1993.

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17. Miranda Lambert – $45 million

First coming to attention through a 2003 appearance on Nashville Star, Miranda Lambert has come a long way since her reality TV roots. Now worth an estimated $45 million, the singer has yielded many triumphs throughout her career including a platinum-selling album Kerosene in 2005. In 2016 her latest effort, Weight of These Wings, topped the Country Album Charts and earned two Grammy nominations.

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16. Blake Shelton – $60 million

After signing with Giant Records in 2001, Blake Shelton immediately made good on his initial promise when debut single “Austin” topped the country charts for five weeks. Today, Shelton still records and gains $4 million a year from a lucrative coaching spot on The Voice. All of this adds up to a total net worth of $60 million.

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