The 25 Highest-Paid Musicians In The World [LIST]
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Lady Gaga made enough money last year to drown a small city in hundred dollar bills and still have enough left over for a lifetime's worth of diamond-encrusted sunglasses. Yet she was NOT the highest-paid musician in the world. Check out Forbes' complete list of the richest music stars below.
Forbes has released its annual list of the 25 highest-earning singers, guitarists and didgeridoo players from around the world, and the top spot belongs to a familiar name.
U2 ($195 million): With the most successful rock tour in the history of music wrapping up this summer, the Irish band has sold $700 million in tickets over the last two years. Hopefully Bono finally found what he was looking for.
Bon Jovi ($125 million): Still wanted dead or alive, Bon Jovi managed to evade law enforcement this year when it sold out three straight concerts in New Jersey. That was part of a 74-show tour that grossed over $200 million.
Elton John ($100 million): The piano man has grossed $204 million on 102 live shows in the past 12 months and shows no signs of slowing down. John recently signed a multimillion dollar deal with Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to perform for the next three years.
Lady Gaga ($90 million): Despite the expensive productions at her shows, Gaga managed to bring in $170 million at 137 shows over the last year. Add that to all the endorsement deals she gets, and you have a Queen Monster not to be trifled with.
Michael Bublé ($70 million): With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, Canada's reigning lounge king knows how to melt both hearts and wallets.
So who else made it onto the list? Here is the complete set of Forbes' Highest-Paid Musicians in the World:
U2 - $195 million
Bon Jovi - $125 million
Elton John - $100 million
Lady Gaga - $90 million
Michael Buble - $70 million
Paul McCartney - $67 million
The Black Eyed Peas - $61 million
The Eagles - $60 million
Justin Bieber - $53 million
Dave Matthews Band - $51 million
Toby Keith - $50 million
Usher - $46 million
Taylor Swift - $45 million
Katy Perry - $44 million
Brad Paisley - $40 million
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - $38 million
Jay-Z - $37 million
AC/DC - $35 million
Sean Diddy Combs - $35 million
Beyonce - $35 million
Tim McGraw - $35 million
Muse - $35 million
Rascal Flatts - $34 million
Kenny Chesney - $30 million
Rihanna - $29 million