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Forbes Celebrity 100: Musicians

Celeb 100: Power Musicians

Lady Gaga
The Queen Monster would have earned even more had it not been for a hip injury that cut her Born This Way Ball Tour short. The tour grossed $168 million through January; had Gaga been able to finish the tour, she would have likely topped $200 million. Even so, her massive social media presence, including 38 million Twitter followers and 58 million Facebook fans, helps keep her near the top of our list. With a new album in the works, look for her to stay there.

#2 Beyonce
After taking a year off to welcome baby Blue Ivy into the world, Beyoncé is back on the road with her Mrs. Carter World Tour -- a nod to husband Jay-Z, whom she out-earned once again -- and makes it back to the upper reaches of our list. In addition to grossing over $2 million in every city she plays, she still collects cash from old hits and non-musical ventures including new deals with Pepsi and H&M, as well as her House of Dereon clothing line.

#3 Madonna
The Material Girl is once again living up to her moniker, earning more than any other member of our Celeb 100. The cash comes mostly from her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million, earning her the Top Touring Award at the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts as well as her Material Girl clothing line, Truth or Dare fragrance and investments in Vita Coco and others.

#4 Taylor Swift
Who says the music industry is dead? Swift released her fourth studio album, Red, in October 2012 and sold 1.2 million copies in week one. The album's first single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," became her first to top Billboard's Hot 100 chart. She parlayed that success into endorsement deals with Diet Coke, Sony and Covergirl, not to mention big bucks on the road. She should earn even more next year as she transitions from arena shows to stadium sellouts.

#5 Bon Jovi
The ageless New Jersey rockers said it best themselves: Because We Can. That's the name of their latest stadium tour, which is grossing over $3 million per city as they crisscross the globe. All in all, they earned more than Kanye West, Jennifer Lawrence and Rafael Nadal combined and continued to give back. Last fall, frontman Jon Bon Jovi celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Soul Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant in Red Bank, N.J.

#6 Justin Bieber
#7 Jennifer Lopez
#8 Rihanna
#9 Coldplay
#10 Katy Perry

Source: Forbes

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