U2 Named World’s Richest Musicians
Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber also made the top 10…
U2 have been named the highest paid musicians by Forbes Magazine.
Bono and co. made $195m in the last year alone, largely thanks to their 360 Degree tour, which recently became Bon Joviin second place, with earnings of $125m in the last 12 months.Elton Johnis $20m behind in third place.
Usherin 12th place with $46m andKaty Perryat 14th with $44m. Jay-Z and Beyoncé both made the top 25, the only couple to do so. Jay ranked 17th with earnings of $37m, while his wife was one place lower with $35m, despite not touring or releasing an album in the last year.
The calculations are based on pre-tax earnings for the year ending May 2011.