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U2 Tops 2010's Money Makers List

U2 Tops 2010's Money Makers List

Billboard has released its list of 2010 Money Makers list, compiled from tour earnings, CD and digital sales, publishing royalties, etc.

Hare are the top 5 earnings:

1) U2 — $108 million
2) Bruce Springsteen – $57 million
3) Madonna – $47 million
4) AC/DC – $43 million
5) Britney Spears – $38 million

Young acts like the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus came in respectively at #7 ($33 million) and #15 ($21 million).

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38 Responses to “U2 Tops 2010's Money Makers List”

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  1. 1
    Quoc Says:

    Um…2010 isn’t even OVER YET….wtf?!

  2. 2
    the_boyfriend Says:

    Britney! How impressive is that? Numbers don’t lie.
    Love Her!

  3. 3
    Nathan Smith Says:

    Shouldn’t Britney be at no. 3 if she earned $48 million?

  4. 4
    tt Says:

    @Nathan Smith:

    its 38Million for Britney, NOT 48.. typo just jared!!!

  5. 5
    LuckyL Says:

    It’s for 2009 Jared, since I read this somewhere else already.

    And any excuse to mention MiHoley, eh?

  6. 6
    Amal Says:

    MADONNA the queen !!!!!

  7. 7
    David Says:

    i make 109$ from my blog why i am not listed?!

  8. 8
    Just Jared Says:

    @tt: Thanks!!

  9. 9
    lida Says:

    Britney is the best!

  10. 10
    slave Says:


  11. 11
    Average Teen Says:

    This list would look differently if it was ranked by individual earnings. Bands have to split the earnings.

  12. 12
    Serrrr Says: is a real encyclopedia on banking! The site helped me to find the type of institution I needed and much more relevant information. Several clicks, 15 minutes to read and now I may easily talk to the bank workers on equal terms!

  13. 13
    s Says:

    Where’s Beyonce? She’s all over 2009! 2010 isn’t over, yet! Is this some kind of quick count or something coz I don’t get it!

  14. 14
    Stepdep Says:

    good to hear that U2 made 109 million on their album. They can now take at least half of that and give it to the causes they are always flapping about…they can afford it. Instead of getting others who can hardly afford it to give. Especially since they live in Monaco were they don’t have to pay taxes….

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    Tom Says:

    Beyonce ‘only’ made 23 million….she’s #13 on the list….the thing with Beyonce is that while her album may have been succesful everything else hasn’t been….her tour is far from sold out and in several cases she’s been playing for stadiums that were only packed for 50%….her movie only grossed 70 million…studio gets 50% of the box office gross so that’s 35 million…the movie only costed 20 million BUT another 20 million was invested in promoting it so it actually lost 5 million….

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    =)=)=) Says:

    miley and britney are my favz !

  17. 17
    Jamie Says:

    YAY BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!

  18. 18
    yo sista Says:

    U2 Sucks how the hell did they make all that money? Yay for Britney and Madonna! LOL at beyonce’s lying a$$ saying she made 80 million when her Sasha Fierce’s a$$ only made 23 million!

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    hot chick Says:

    Madonna was number one last year. She’s always my number one.

  20. 20
    Val Says:

    GO BRIT!

  21. 21
    KIS Says:

    Does he mean 2009?
    2010 has barely begun!

  22. 22
    terrence Says:

    I would like to know why Lady Gaga isn’t in that list? As much as i know her Album has been sold over 10million.

  23. 23
    JLK Says:

    Love U2! It’s nice to see a band who is socially conscious and has something to say in their music succeed.

  24. 24
    Quoc Says:

    Beyonce should be higher up in the LIST!!!!!!!!!

  25. 25
    Adriana Says:

    @terrence: Cuz Lady Gaga SUCKS! JK, she probably only makes about 5% royalty per album since she’s a new artist. International sales are even less because most of the money goes to the record label for distribution unless you’re Madonna, who gets the same 35% royalty rate no matter what. Also with digital sales it’s only like 25 cents per song that goes to Gaga (or even less). The reall money comes from touring which is why the top three are who they are. Madonna is the queen of touring and international album sales.

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