Forbes magazine has released its list of the world's highest-paid musicians based on total earnings in 2012. Take a look at the top 25.
No. 25: Pink ($32 million, tie)
No. 25: Tiësto ($32 million, tie)
No. 24: Tim McGraw ($33 million)
No. 22: Katy Perry ($39 million, tie)
No. 22: Rolling Stones ($39 million, tie)
No. 20: Red Hot Chili Peppers ($40 million, tie)
No. 20: Dr. Dre ($40 million, tie)
No. 18: One Direction ($42 million, tie)
No. 18: Jay-Z ($42 million, tie)
No. 16: Rihanna ($43 million, tie)
No. 16: Muse ($43 million, tie)
No. 15: Roger Waters ($44 million)
No. 14: Jennifer Lopez ($45 million)
No. 13: Calvin Harris ($46 million)
No. 12: Paul McCartney ($47 million)
No. 11: Diddy ($50 million)
No. 9: Beyoncé ($54 million, tie)
No. 9: Kenny Chesney ($53 million, tie)
No. 8: Elton John ($54 million)
No. 7: Taylor Swift ($55 million)
No. 6: Justin Bieber ($58 million)
No. 5: Coldplay ($64 million)
No. 4: Toby Keith ($65 million)
No. 3: Bon Jovi ($79 million)
No. 2: Lady Gaga ($80 million)
No. 1: Madonna ($125 million)
The bulk of Madge’s millions this year come from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. Madonna augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.
Forbes' total for each musician is based on the amount of money an act makes from record sales, touring, endorsements, merchandise sales and other ventures before subtracting management fees, legal costs and taxes. Check out more details on the highest-paid musicians.
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