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Musician Rich List 2011

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Forbes magazine have just released a list of the top 25 richest musicians in the world and somewhat predictably U2 are once again top of that tree. The rich list chronicles which musicians raked in the most money in the last 12 months and Bono & co. walked it home with a mega $195 million. If you go back to the start of their 360 Degree world tour some 2 years ago, that figure escalates to a mouthwatering $700 million.

Here’s the top 25...

  1. U2 ($195 million)
  2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)
  3. Elton John ($100 million)
  4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)
  5. Michael Buble ($70 million)
  6. Sir Paul McCartney ($67 million)
  7. Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)
  8. The Eagles ($60)
  9. Justin Beiber ($53 million)
  10. Dave Matthews Band ($51 million)
  11. Toby Keith ($50 million)
  12. Usher ($46 million)
  13. Taylor Swift ($45 million)
  14. Katy Perry ($44 million)
  15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)
  16. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  17. Jay Z ($37 million)
  18. AC/DC ($35 million)
  19. Sean "Diddy" Combs ($35 million)
  20. Beyonce ($35 million)
  21. Tim McGraw ($35 million)
  22. Muse ($35 million)
  23. Rascal Flats (£34 million)
  24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)
  25. Rihanna 9$29 million)

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