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Forbes List Of World's Best Paid Musicians 2013

image from blogs.fusionradio.fmForbes has released a new list of the best paid musicians of the last 12 month. Forbes looked at income from June 1st, 2012 through June 1st, 2013, using data sources including Pollstar for live concerts, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan, managers, lawyers and many of the artists themselves. The took into account ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise, endorsement deals and other business ventures. 

24. Tiesto $32 million

23. Pink $32 million 

22. Tim McGraw $33 million

21 Katy Perry $38 million

20. Red Hot Chili Peppers $40 million 

19. Rolling Stones stack of cash

18. Dr Dre $40 million

17.One Direction $42 million

18. Jay Z $42 million

17. Rhianna $43 million

16. Muse $43 million 

15. Roger Waters $44 million

14. Jennifer Lopez $45 million

13. Calvin Harris $46 million

12. Paul McCartney $47 million

11. Diddy $50 milliom

10. Kenny Chesney $53 million

9. Beyonce' $53 million 

8. Elton John $54 million

7. Taylor Swift $55 million

6. Justin Beiber $58 million

5. Coldplay $64 million

4. Toby Keith $65 million

3. Bon Jovi $79 million

2. Lady Gaga $80 million

1. Madonna $124 million

The Forbes rankings reflect pretax income of living artsits before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers. Read the full story here.

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