Top Earning Musicians – BAAALLLIIINNN!!!
Forbes put out another one of their infamous who’s BAAALLLLINNNN the most list…this one is for the top earning musicians…can you guess who’s on top of the list????
Beyonce, her husband Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas all made the top 10 on a new Forbes list of top earning musicians.
Bey was the list’s highest-earning female at No. 3. Her $87 million was banked through major endorsement deals with Nintendo and L’Oreal, as well as her House of Dereon fashion line and world tour.
Jay-Z came in at No. 6, earning $63 million from a variety of sources, including his stake in NBA team the New Jersey Nets, his 40/40 nightclub chain, “The Blueprint 3″ album sales, and his investment in the Broadway musical, “Fela!”
At No. 5, Britney Spears can also attribute much of her $64 million earned to endorsements, particularly her Elizabeth Arden fragrance and spokesperson deal with Candies.
A three-way tie between Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, and Toby Keith rounds out the top 10. Each earned an estimated $48 million thanks to various tours, endorsement deals, merchandise sales, and publishing royalties.
Here are the 10 top-earning musicians of June 2009-2010, according to Forbes: 1. U2 ($130 million) 2. AC/DC ($114 million) 3. Beyoncé ($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 ($48 million)