Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013 Ranked By Forbes

Diddy

Ready to throw up? If you’re in a cubicle like me right now, reading this list only makes you feel sad and inferior.

Forbes has officially released their list of the highest paid musicians of 2013.

All of these statistics aren’t based solely on record sales and concert tickets, but musicians with the highest total income. Madonna can accredit her fragrances and clothing. Jay-Z can thank his, everything. He owns some rocket ships and the NBA right?

When taking into consideration the factors that constitute income, Forbes:

“Looked at income from June 1st, 2012 through June 1st, 2013, using data sources including Pollstar, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan, managers, lawyers and many of the artists themselves. We took into account concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other business ventures. Our estimates reflect pretax income before deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers; only living artists are eligible for the list.”

And for anyone who hates on Diddy, allow me to just say, “Take that.” Ciroc Boyzzzz. Keep on drinking that Diddy moisture, soon he’ll be at #1.

Check out this post to see the entire list and who came in where!

01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58 million
07. Taylor Swift – $55 million
08. Elton John – $54 million
09. Beyonce – $53 million
09. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million
16. Rihanna – $43 million
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
25. Pink – $32 million
25. Tiësto – $32 million

Derek Scancarelli

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