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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/AFF-USA.com/AFF/EMPICS 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.

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