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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Forbes List Of The World's 25 Highest-Paid Musicians 2013...

The list of the 2013 highest paid musicians in the world has been released by Forbes and Madonna reigns supreme. The 'Material Girl' surpassed singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jovi as the highest-paid musician in 2013. See the top 10 highest paid (from June 2012-June 2013) below..

1. Madonna - $125 million
2. Lady Gaga -  $80 million
3. Bon Jovi - $79 million
 4. Toby Keith - $65 million
5. Coldplay - $64 million.
6.  Justin Bieber - $58 million
7. Taylor Swift - $55 million
8. Elton John - $54 million
9. Kenny Chesney - $53 million
9. Beyonce - $53 million (tie)

See the rest after the cut....
11. Sean "Diddy" Combs - $50 million
12. Sir Paul McCartney - $47 million
13. Calvin Harris - $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez - $45 million
15. Roger Waters - $44 million
16. Muse - $43 million (tie)
16. Rihanna - $43 million (tie)
18. Jay Z - $42 million
18. One Direction - $42 million (tie)
20. Dr. Dre - $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($40 million, tie)
22. Rolling Stones - $39 million (tie)
22. Katy Perry - $39 million (tie)
24. Tim McGraw - $33 million (tie)
25. Pink - $32 million (tie)
25. Tiësto - $32 million (tie)

137 comments:

Unknown said...

Wack list :(

Anonymous said...

Cool list!!!!!!! So happy 4 my Queen Bey

Anonymous said...

Madonna - $125
Dat babe stil own tite
Well 9ja go join one day

Mr Dalvin said...

J Lo ahead of RiRi? Wat a surprise

Anonymous said...

This Gaga ehn!!!!!!!!!! Madonna my love














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Unknown said...

Hmmmm,wat of kanya west?

Anonymous said...

I can't see tiwa savage's name ere, Y?

Anonymous said...

Wow money speaks

Anonymous said...

i don't think this list is genuine o, judging from whr Pdiddy is, he shldnt evn make the list.

Anonymous said...

After all Myley cyrus crazy fever, she no enter??? i no trust this compilation sha.

Unknown said...

Yeebah,...tot riri will be in da first ten.big up to taylor swift.

Anonymous said...

i don't think this list is genuine o, judging from whr Pdiddy is, he shldnt evn make the list.

jaybeyblu said...

Interesting! Thot Madge was retired? Good on her. Jay and 1direction tho...hehehe *hiding face* it's all good tho. Carter Dynasty still rules.

Anonymous said...

First to comment...YAGA!

Anonymous said...

Ok next

Anonymous said...

Chaiii. Only few rappers. Even dis new generation rappers are nt dere sef

Anonymous said...

I guess Mr West isn't gonna rest until he fires at Forbes.

Anonymous said...

Evn ppl way never hold mic since 1992, then still put them.

Unknown said...

No hip hop in the top ten? Interesting!

Anonymous said...

JLo got more paid than Jay Z, Rihanna and Katy Perry? Wow, mama ain't slowing down... Love it

Unknown said...

Imagine Beyonce at num 9 & Jay zee num 18. Na wa oooo. But this Madona too much sha. Up on d noice wey lady gaga dey make so, Madona even beat her wit $45. Hmmm, no be small tin oo

Anonymous said...

Madonna making more money than Beyonce n Jay Z combined,then why all the hype? I can see it's white man thing.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

hehehehehe where's Rick ross?

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Igor said...

Maddie always on top of her game.Bitter that my Icons Dre,Diddy and Jay-Z weren't in the top 10.It also shows that Rick Ross,Lil Wayne,Nicky Minaj and the entire YMCMB crew are noise makers.If the list is anything to go by,it clearly shows that white people dominate record sales and tours.By the way,I am not a racist

Anonymous said...

Ha were is 2face & d rest?

Unknown said...

money, money and more money. money is the name of the game

Anonymous said...

Which one be tie? The rest na coat? There should be a list of inspiring artiste too lets see if any of them will make it.*flourish.looks side ways

Unknown said...

I know some of you will misunderstand this list as usual,highest paid doesn't actually mean the richest musicians.

Unknown said...

Beyonce still going strong after no new material, only black in d top 1o!proud of her #inspired #greatness *onyxgodwin*

Rough Diamond said...

I definitely know gaga will be among dis list!
Love u lady gaga!

Unknown said...

Beyonce still going strong after no new material, only black d top 1o!proud of her #inspired #greatness *onyxgodwin*

Unknown said...

Beyonce still going strong after no new material, only black d top 1o!proud of her #inspired #greatness *onyxgodwin*

Rough Diamond said...

I definitely know gaga will be among d listed! No 2 for dat matter!
Love u lady gaga!

Anonymous said...

Most paid? Who pays them again?

Anonymous said...

Ewooo.. No nigerian made it 2 d list.. SMH tank God my childhood friend n bestle did, taylor swift

Anonymous said...

naija celeb go start complain say their names no appear here.we are talking of multimillion dollars deals not naira that cannot buy mr bigs meat pie.

h.e.i bishop said...

mhen dis guys r really making a hell of cash... so musicians earn more than footballers?
dreaming of bn africa slim carlos.

Anonymous said...

Fuck yh.qieen bey has done nothing for almost two yrs now? Yet shes in top ten.........

Anonymous said...

Linda, do you mean the highest paid musicians in the World or in the USA, oops if it were to be highest paid in the world, so none of our African/ Nigerian artists made the list. what about Kanye West.

Unknown said...

no Kanye? No CB? Wonderful!

Chikaka said...

Calvin Harris - $46 million!!!! This dude has come far.

Anonymous said...

Wiaz Rick ross da boss? #Huh! Wia are the rich gang crews?.. I dey laff!!!! They just answering names, making mouth.

Bonita Bislam said...

Not interested

Unknown said...

Forbes dey craze abi why am I not seeing any 9ja artiste here God purnish una first to comment

Anonymous said...

You think say na change dem dey talk? We talking money u talking Nonsense!!!

Unknown said...

Abeg!?
Wetin dem dey pay madonna for? I nor understand!?
And when then donjazzy and banky w go enter this list? :D

Anonymous said...

Lmao...I don't see Nicki minaj on the list..awww and her ass is really trying *holds laugh*

jaybeyblu said...

Ssssshhh quiet! U obviously know nothing about anything. Were u in d village when she did superbowl or the mrs. Carter tour? Welcome back to civilization! Now catch up b4u start running ur mouth

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this , there is raicisim .

Unknown said...

N̲̅Ø naija artiste here......#SMH

Anonymous said...

Who says The Rich Gang team are making mouth.... Stop beefing please. They still gat their cash my dear

Ginger said...

What about that naked girl? I have forgotton her name Miley or what so despite all her nakedness she is not on the list?SMH for her.

Anonymous said...

God punish u Dia ewu Gambia.......beta hold ur useless laff. u fink Nicki. Z u sick mate thunder fire U swear down

michael thomas said...

Pls don't be angry let me ask. IS ERIGGA NO AMONG?

scenty said...

Money speaking so drastically.

Unknown said...

where are the rappers

Anonymous said...

Soooo...Kanye West is not on this list ehn? And we won't hear word about how great he is. Even Taylor Swift is higher than Jay Z. Nonsense low-self-esteem-masquerading-as-arrogance rappers.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha

Anonymous said...

"We talking money, u talking Nonsense" Guess we all know who d joke's on now!

Unknown said...

I think too this list is so wack

babyk said...

Bro Dbanj wey dey buy suit 1million, I no see him name for list o! Lmfao... *Awon Smelling*

Anonymous said...

Were is my Bugatti Boss? Rick Ross

Anonymous said...

Racist world, notice how only white people made the top 9 and to tink dey sing trash half of d time smh

Anonymous said...

Linda,dis ur list na 26 names dey dere

Anonymous said...

U obviously don't know sean combs at all!!!!

Kay said...

The list nor pure..

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Linda! Why dey commot your name from the list now. Who should we harraass... =D

Anonymous said...

Where dbanjand sarkodie name dey? I no see i beg

Anonymous said...

See d rest of the list omitted for security reasons...
26. Tonto Dike
27. Mr Ibu
28. Pinda Hekeji

JDY said...

I expect to see jennifer hudson o

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Anonymous said...

No u shud be d one quiet she is d most overhyped celeb in d world evry american knows dat

Anonymous said...

Buahahahahahahaaaa you wicked! Knew wueva disses dem jaybeyonceblue,u gon strike!

Anonymous said...

Idiot

Anonymous said...

Super wack bro

Anonymous said...

@ anonym. 10:59, lol dts epic, the joke's sure on mr ross.

Anonymous said...

BS list

Unknown said...

Where's 2baba? Where's Obesere? Lolz

Oluwadamilola said...

What do i know? Nada!

Anonymous said...

@ jaybeyblu - best reply ever.....#thumbs up

Anonymous said...

most of y'all need to go back to school.. it's the highest pain musicians within a year not how rich they are or how much they're worth...

Anonymous said...

@NewsBlist: Linda, there is an omission ooo. Where is my name? Hen?. Atleast i worth €68billion. Ama sue Forbes for this rigging and INECly removing my name from the list of good people in the world. This is highly unacceptable. Linda, pls include my name. Tak yu

Anonymous said...

i cant believe one direction are that rich !

Unknown said...

I tink d list is rite cos most rock stars in USA go for more shows and tours around d world.People to hear dem cos dere song r mor meaning compare to am talkin money Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊ r talking nonsense.Dis list is 4 highest paid musician in 2013 nt richest musician in d world.

Unknown said...

Am just waiting for d day nigerians wil prefer to listen to rock stars in a show and nt all dis song wy no gt lyrics.

Anonymous said...

Errrrmmmm! I think this List aint the shit! Don't believe it @all











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Anonymous said...

If not because our currency have no value due to our leaders disfunctionalism, 1 Dollar would av been the same as N1. Now, we think they are more than us. Up Nigeria Musicianx

Anonymous said...

this Forbes sef. How do they make the list? I guess they just ask some of their employees to fill questioners , then come up with a list. Cos this list doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

#falls of d bed# u are sha crazy. Lmao

Anonymous said...

Most of the people comment on this blog are so ignorant and backwards try reading other materials apart from LIJB for a change and enlighten urself.... Huh!

Anonymous said...

D list is just d highest paid, p.diddy is waaaaaaaay richer than all of them, this nigga has CIROC VODKA.........

Anonymous said...

Yes you are right, but how ever madona still remains the wealthiest musician with over 1 billion dollars as her net worth

Anonymous said...

Illiterate.tie between bey n chesney at $53m each.

Anonymous said...

Rock music pays better, than hip pop.

Anonymous said...

singing Molowo molowo Molowo Molowo noni...Samklef where are you on the list ooooo....in d'banj voice:i make 10million in week....dbanj where is your name an abi na mistake?...noisemakers....(WFK.)

Anonymous said...

26.LUNNNDAA IBEJI
27.TIWON SAREEE
28.DBUNJ
29.OLUMIDEEEE
30.wack-onzy

Sorry we omitted these names...thanks

Forbes.

(WFK)

Anonymous said...

Ndi ocha ana aghori anyi...smh

Anonymous said...

I love my madonna she worth it! But my Enya absence is killing me she have been short listed among d rest.

Anonymous said...

Lwkmd I don't fink diz is true na assumptions. See jay z p diddy kanye wasn't in d list sef na lie jorrrr #unicjane

Anonymous said...

Yes oo, it's obvious dat u don't knw sean combs at all coz he is d richest hip hop artiste

Anonymous said...

Yeah help me tell them oooooo jay z and d others might just b doing charity for receiving DAt low for a job n itz also market strategy 'lower the pay higher the jobs' #Jane

Anonymous said...

Lwkmd I don't fink diz is true na assumptions. See jay z p diddy kanye wasn't in d list sef na lie jorrrr #unicjane

Dee said...

Whr is kanye lmao kim don comot am frm d list

Anonymous said...

wait oh linda,number 10 no dey oh

Anonymous said...

Ahan no linda ikeji dere ooo d wan who spends millions shopping

ravenmortal said...

See, It pays to be like Madonna (Gaga!)

Anonymous said...

Good question. ....with all his latest paparazzi. ....

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me??? How does Madonna do it. Even Jayz is lost in the crowd and they way they carry on you would think they are the FIFA president of the music industry.

febom said...

justin b ..ahead of b too ..wow

Unknown said...

Lie

Anonymous said...

where is Kanye?

Anonymous said...

Mumu! Se jennifer hudson be musician?

Anonymous said...

Dbanj is missing on dat list...(Cover my face)

Anonymous said...

Nice. Aryora.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

This list is from june last year to dis year. Most of em made their money mostly from touring and deals they v wit companies. Some of em also v side business like p.diddy who is a very successful biz man. Records aren't sellin as much in d us so u v 2 go on tour 2 make good money.

Unknown said...

Where are the double MG's maybach music...dere got to a space for d biggest rapper on dat list..shout out to rick ross

Anonymous said...

The young Billionaire Sowemimo Abiodun Alex C.E.O P.O.G and Conglomerate now on Forbes list

Unknown said...

The rosy make ups gives lady gaga's outfit anoda boost of energy..this woman are definetly nt of this world

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Hudson is both a musician and an actress. Hope you have learnt something today.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce hs a lot of endorsements including the highest selling celebrity perfume. Plus she's been on tour all year nd I mean selling out stadiums kind of tour nt club appearances. Don't necessarily like d bitch but that's one hardworkin mothafuckin bitch

pipifierce said...

Pure fake..what abt Chris brown

Anonymous said...

Abeg wia lil wanye. This list na #wash#

Rough Diamond said...

Olodo! Pls tell, where is she from?
Busy body like u!

Livvsreamblog said...

Madonna always on top she never tired to leave it for the younger ones?

Anonymous said...

Justin Timberlake is not here, what is Elton John doing there, this must be a joke!

Anonymous said...

If one direction wasn't included then i'll know its fake.

Anonymous said...

Where is Mariah Carey......awwwww

candice said...

please people understand ooo its highest paid musicians not richest how many shows una dey see Madonna? how manyb tour she don do since last u hear her song? no be when dem fit pay u u go go show? if Rihanna attends 2o shows in a month and Madonna attend 1 in a year Rihanna never make money pass am?

Anonymous said...

y'all should chill. a lotta musicians make so much more from owning basketball clubs, american football clubs and other investments. even endorsements from companies. if you were a CEO of a multinational, would you rather endorse Gaga or Queen B as the face of your company? THINK!!!
Plus i still doubt the credibility of this list though

Emmanuel said...

Hope all these assets are well calculated 'cuz' some of these celebs live fake lifes.

Unknown said...

Forbes disappoint me...dis list is wack...good question someone asked...hu d even pay dem dat kind tin...wen dem perform,dem d raise dead pipu ne? Abi money d rain down from heaven?....and wats justin bieber doin ahead of dem Jay Z and d rest?....wia is d pied piper of rnb R.Kelly...infact dis list na lie!! Wia is 50? Wia is adele or john legend? Dese are niggas hu desav such money...by d way wia is Chris brown? OMG...*hits head on d wall* wia d fuck is eminem....linda abeg remove dis rubbish from here...arrant lies

Anonymous said...

D idiot dat eva said bey has so many endorsement deal must be so lost... After she and jayz dey make mouth dey caim us royals.. Even dier overall networth put 2gether is not up to madonna, celine dion,Cher, mariah carey and Janet jackson... They are so overhyped.. Em is a better rapper 1million times dan jay z and his album without tours is selling more dan jay z 's and his tour put 2geda but u wud never here em brag abt his wealth... I don't know how forbes measure dier wealth tho. But most times dey r overhyped and its not all celebs dat create avenues for forbes to measure dier wealth eg U2,celine dion and many odas... Pls dat una so called queen bey who rihanna has better songs dan is way overhyped. She has no endorsement deals upto j jackson, madonna even jlo, britney name em..one of d fakest celebs d world is yet to discover..

Anonymous said...

Shut up jare madge has been opening her chain of fitness houses and she had her mdna tour a wyl ago. Wch endorsements riri get?

Anonymous said...

Awon Yen ni smellos,awon eleyi ni freshos.....hehehehehehe

Anonymous said...

Believe me, they are not biased. They are professionals.

Anonymous said...

U nor well o,erigga my fucking ass!!!,that nigga won't be on this list 200 yrs from now....lwkmd!!

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