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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 It pays to be old!

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37 Responses to “U2 Tops Top-Earning Musicians”

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  1. 1
    Slig Says:

    Only love only love

  2. 2
    Slig Says:

    Only loove only love im sliiiiiiiig .only love only love im slig

  3. 3
    Slig Says:

    Enjoy hahahahahahahahahaaaa

  4. 4
    Slig Says:

    Yeah baby

  5. 5
    Slig Says:


  6. 6
    Kaz Says:

    No puede ser se me escapo se fue con un suspiro apagando mi razon y ahora ya no creo en nada

  7. 7
    Kaz Says:

    Hot hot hot

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    Kaz Says:


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    Kaz Says:


  10. 10
    Kaz Says:

    I’m N*u*d*e now

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    offtheproperty Says:

    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?

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    bowl winder Says:

    the current state of corporate music is in the toilet

  13. 13
    rocknmovies Says:

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

  14. 14
    Catchy Says:


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    john Says:

    haha britney beat gaga!

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    Amy Says:

    I bet Glee put Madonna on that list!

  17. 17
    Double D Says:

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

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    fresh Says:

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

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    Nima Says:


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    Ish Says:

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

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    kingofpopforever Says:

    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.

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    offtheproperty Says:

    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.

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    SurfingEagle Says:

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

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    John Says:

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

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