Forbes Top Music Earners 2013




FORBES published the top earning musicians earlier on today with Madonna topping the list with a rather intimidating $120 million

The results are the joint revenues of “concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals” and “other business ventures”.

Check out the full list beneath:

1. Madonna – $120 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
8. Elton John  – $54 million
Joint 9. Beyonce – $53 million
Joint 9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
Joint 16. Muse – $43 million
Joint 16. Rihanna – $43 million
Joint 18. Jay Z – $42 million
Joint 18. One Direction – $42 million
Joint 20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
Joint 20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
Joint 22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
Joint 22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
Joint 25. Pink – $32 million
Joint 25. Tiësto – $32 million

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