News: Highest Paid Musician

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Madonna

Forbes Magazine has dropped their “top-earning musicians” list for 2013 and said “Madonna is living up to her nickname: The Material Girl tops our list of the top-earning musicians by a wide margin.” Thanks to her MDNA tour, her clothing line and her fragrance Madge pulled in over $125 million this year (Her MDNA tour grossed $305 million alone!). Lady Gaga came in second on the list with $80 million and Bon Jovi came in at a close third with $79 million. Beyonce was in at #9! Rappers came in a little further down the list with Diddy at number 12 with $50 million, Jay Z at number 19 with $42 million and Dr. Dre at number 21 with $40 million.

  • 1. Madonna – $125 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
  • 9. Beyonce – $53 million
  • 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
  • 16. Muse – $43 million
  • 16. Rihanna – $43 million
  • 18. Jay Z – $42 million
  • 18. One Direction – $42 million
  • 20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
  • 20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
  • 22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
  • 22. Katy Perry – $39 million
  • 24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
  • 25. Pink – $32 million

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