Madonna, Lady GaGa Top Forbes List Of 2013’s Highest Paid Artists

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Forbes has released the list of the artistes who made the most money between June 2012 and June 2013, and singer Madonna leads the pack with an amazing  $125million.

Madonna’s millions came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million, augmented by heady merchandise sales at concerts, as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.

Lady GaGa is a little off the pace from Madge, grossing $80million which should have been much more had she not had to cancel her tour due to hip problems.

Ironically, the number 1 singer on the list should be Michael Jackson who made $160 million, but the Forbes criteria excludes dead artistes.

Check out the full list below.

1. Madonna – $125 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million.
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
8. Elton John – $54 million
9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
9. Beyonce – $53 million (tie)

11. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $50 million
12. Sir Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million (tie)
16. Rihanna – $43 million (tie)
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million (tie)
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($40 million, tie)
22. Rolling Stones – $39 million (tie)
22. Katy Perry – $39 million (tie)
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million (tie)
25. Pink – $32 million (tie)
25. Tiësto – $32 million (tie)

Wana

Wana

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E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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