Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Top Earning Musicians Of 2010

Every year Forbes magazine releases their top 10 best earning musicians. The chart runs from July 1 2009 to June 30, 2010, which ends up being important as you'll see. Keep in mind that the Forbes figures are NET, not gross amounts.

1. U2, $130 million (the cancelation of their North American tour was mostly after the end date)
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, Coldplay and Toby Keith (tied), $48 million

Here are some interesting notes about the list:

1) Most of the income is from touring, which should be of no surprise if you read this blog with any regularity.

2) A third of the list is under age 30, so it's not all about dinosaurs anymore.

3) 40% of the list are women, and it could have been higher if the period would've have lasted a little longer, since Pink would've made the list.

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