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U2 Tops Top-Earning Musicians

U2 Tops Top-Earning Musicians

The list of top-earning musicians of 2010 has been released by Forbes!

Beyonce was the highest-paid female musician, coming in at No. 3 with $87 million. Her husband Jay-Z raked in $63 million, coming in at No. 6.

1) U2 — $131 million
2) AC/DC — $114 million
3) Beyonce — $87 million
4) Bruce Springsteen — $70 million
5) Britney Spears — $64 million
6) Jay-Z — $63 million
7) Lady Gaga — $62 million
8) Madonna — $58 million
9) Kenny Chesney — $50 million
10) Black Eyed Peas, Toby Keith and Coldplay — $48 million apiece

Check out the full list of top-earning musicians at Forbes.com. It pays to be old!

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offtheproperty @ 07/17/2010 at 1:42 pm

I guess it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the absolute worst band ever should be the highest earning band. Didn’t you ever notice that U2 is not actually music, but rather racket?

bowl winder @ 07/17/2010 at 1:43 pm

the current state of corporate music is in the toilet

rocknmovies @ 07/17/2010 at 1:53 pm

At least there are some rock acts: Springsteen, U2, AC/DC,. The others couldn’t rock out if their lives depended on it.

haha britney beat gaga!

I bet Glee put Madonna on that list!

@Amy, It’s about touring. Everyone on that list had a tour. Selling music doesn’t pay much anymore.

gOOD GOD. Beyonce and Jay Z are so rich. Well, they all are–but damn. Im so poor.

BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

U2, Jay-Z & Britney? WTF is wrong with this world?

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
THE BLACK FOOL!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

You know there is something really wrong in the world when Lady Gaga ,Britney and Beyonce beat Coldplay and Madonna and Black eye peas give me a break the music today is really in the toilet sad.

offtheproperty @ 07/17/2010 at 6:10 pm

The only great stuff is the female vocalists: Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis. My world comes to a halt when I hear their best songs. I would rather listen to a jackhammer than U2.

SurfingEagle @ 07/17/2010 at 7:15 pm

Quit hating on U2. They’re awesome. End of story.

What? No Adam Lambert? Oh right, he sucks.

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