This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Who was the world's highest-paid musician of 2013?

Lady Gaga won’t be too pleased.

image“This is my surprised face.” Pic: Michael Sohn/AP/Press Association Images

SHE’S ONE OF the world’s most famous women, and she also has a pretty hefty bank balance.

Madonna has been named as number one on Forbes’ list of highest-paid musicians, having earned $125 million in the past year.

Just behind Madge is Lady Gaga, who earned a not insubstantial $80 million this year – her tour grossed $168 million, even though it had to be cancelled due to a hip injury.

image“Money is art, darling.” Pic: PBG/PBG/Empics Entertainment

Earning a cool $79 million in 2013 put Bon Jovi in third place, proving that, like Madonna, it’s not just the young bucks raking in the cash.

The band’s tour grossed over $3 million per city. Not too shabby.

image“We earned HOW much?” Pic: tlf/ Entertainment

No, we don’t have a clue who Toby Keith is either, but that’s possibly because we’re not big country buffs.

This cowboy-hatted crooner pulled in $65 million this year. Yee haw!

image“Just standing here holding my invisible bag of cash.” Pic: E.M/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Coldplay earned $64 million in 2013, meaning frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow can now enjoy even more organic kale juice and wholesome goop. Peace out.

image“Never eating a bran muffin before going onstage ever again.” Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

For the full list, visit the Forbes website.

Read: Beautiful Payday as Bono set for multi-million dollar windfall from magazine sale>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next: