Forbes List Of World’s Best Paid Musicians 2013

Forbes List Of World’s Best Paid Musicians 2013

Forbes has released a new list of the best paid musicians of the last 12 month. Forbes looked at income from June 1st, 2012 through June 1st, 2013, using data sources including Pollstar for live concerts, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan, managers, lawyers and many of the artists themselves. The took into account ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise, endorsement deals and other business ventures.

  1. Tiesto $32 million
  2. Pink $32 million

  3. Tim McGraw $33 million

21 Katy Perry $38 million

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers $40 million
  • Rolling Stones

  • Dr Dre $40 million

  • 17.One Direction $42 million

    1. Jay Z $42 million
  • Rhianna $43 million

  • Muse $43 million

  • Roger Waters $44 million

  • Jennifer Lopez $45 million

  • Calvin Harris $46 million

  • Paul McCartney $47 million

  • Diddy $50 milliom

  • Kenny Chesney $53 million

  • Beyonce’ $53 million

  • Elton John $54 million

  • Taylor Swift $55 million

  • Justin Beiber $58 million

  • Coldplay $64 million

  • Toby Keith $65 million

  • Bon Jovi $79 million

  • Lady Gaga $80 million

  • Madonna $124 million

  • The Forbes rankings reflect pretax income of living artsits before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers. Read the full story here.

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