Big Bucks Dept.: Madonna Tops List of Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013

Lady Gaga banked $80 million.

Though the year is not quite over, Forbes has put together a list of the best-paid musicians of 2013 and the Material Girl tops the list, netting $125 million thanks mostly to her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million.

Lady Gaga comes in second, netting $80 million, mostly from touring, where she grossed $168 million.

There’s an overview piece at Forbes

Check out the rest of the list:

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. Beyonce – $53 million
9. 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

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