|Sat, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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|Wed, November 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The World's Highest Paid Musicians of 2013
Starts with the "Material Girl" herself . . . MADONNA
Who knew the 20+ year Pop Icon pulled in $125 million last year. Followed (by a huge gap), ArtPop and the new reigning shock poptress, Lady Gaga at $80 million
Using data from June 2012 to June 2013, Forbes has compiled the 2013 list of highest paid musicians. Wondering how Madge beat Lady Gaga and a host of other artists? Her MDNA tour raked in $305 million. She supplements her income with merchandise sales, Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance. With $160 million in concert sales before her hip injury, Lady Gaga could have reached well over $200 million. "ArtPop" released after the date year used, which could very well put her at #1 next year.
The following slots are held by Bon Jovi ($79 million), Toby Keith ($65 million), and Coldplay ($64 million), surprising huh? While Toby Keith's $65 million is in part to his music label and restaurant chains, the bulk of these artist millions are accredited to extensive touring.
Justin Bieber lands on the list at #6 with a cool $58 million. Biebs would have been higher on the list if it wasn't for a huge merchandising advance, Forbes calculated into his gross. Taylor Swift follows Justin at #7 with $55 million made from her 2012 album "Red" as well as touring and major endorsements. Sir Elton John comes in at #8 with $54 million.
The number #9 spot is actually tied between Beyonce and Kenny Chesney.
Beyonce returns to the Forbes list after a break following motherhood. With $53 million accrued from her touring ($2 million in every city), old hits, House of Dereon and endorsements, she once again beats her husband Jay Z (who sits at #18 with $42 million). Kenny Chesney made more than Katy Perry and Rihanna, and you probably have no idea who he is. The country superstar brought his money in from stadium shows, album sales and his Blue Chair Bay rum.
Diddy comes in after Beyonce and Chesney at #11 (apparently there is no #10) with $50, which puts him in the top for highest paid hip hop act (even though Diddy's money comes from everything but music lol).
One final surprise is that, DJ Calvin Harris is in the top 25 list making more money then Rihanna ($43 million), Jay Z, Katy Perry ($39 million), and One Direction ($42 million).