Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artistes

According to the hollywoodreporter.com website, the Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artiste are as follows:

10.    Dave Matthews the tenth-best paid musician on Earth, says Zach O'Malley Greenburg's Forbes Magazine article on the planet's top-dollar music talents. He makes $51 million Now he can afford a big whiskey. Maybe two.

9.    Justin Bieber ($53 million)
Granted, the No. 9 Forbes earner made $14 million less than Paul McCartney, but hey, he's 51 years younger. He can catch up.

8.    The Eagles ($60 million)
Forbes' No. 8 best-paid act Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh show how to turn old tunes into new money.

7.   The Black Eyed Peas
Fergie and friends hiphopped to No. 7 on Forbes' list. We got a feeling they just can't get enough.

6.   Paul McCartney ($67 million)
Instead of sitting home counting yesterday's profits, Sir Paul rocks a Rio crowd and Forbes' list, at No. 6. But we bet $67 million he'd rather be No. 1.

5.    Michael BublĂ© ($70 million)
Fans' crazy love paid crazy money for Forbes' No. 5 musician.

4.   Lady Gaga ($90 million)
Sure, Lady Gaga did all right on her concert tour, but Forbes reports that the No. 4 earner cut into her profit with high pyrotechnic underwear expenses.

3.   Elton John ($100 million)
Sir Elton graciously thanks the audience on the 102-concert tour that made him Forbes' No. 3 music act.

2.   Jon Bon Jovi ($125 million)
Livin' on a prayer definitely pays, as Forbes' No. 2 best-paid act Jon Bon Jovi proves onstage at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year.

 1.  Biggest Bucks on Earth: U2 ($195 million)
They're askin' for the check! Not surprisingly, the world's biggest band on history's biggest tour is also the biggest earner on Forbes' list.