The Highest Paid Musician 2013: 'Who's That Girl' At The Top?
Forbes' 25 Highest Earning Musicians threw up some sure surprises. But one 'Material Girl' has never fallen out of 'Vogue.'
Forbes Magazine have released their list of the 25 Highest Paid Musicians of the 2013, taking into account living artists' earnings between June 2012 to June 2013.
Beyonce Performing at the 'Made in America' Festival
The latest rich list was compiled from sources including Pollstar, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan, artists' managers, lawyers and many of the artists themselves. The figures are comprises of concert ticket sales, royalties, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other such business ventures.
Of course, if all artists - dead or alive - were to be considered, Michael Jackson would top the list by far with a mighty $160 million (£99 million) earned over the past 12 months.
He's not allowed to be included in this loud and lively list though so we present to you a Top 10 countdown of the year's highest earning musicians.
10-) Queen Bey Ties Ten
Beyoncé has tied at tenth place this year with earnings of $53 million (£32.9m) after she embarked on the globe-trotting Mrs. Carter World Tour, grossing a reported $2 million in every city she plays as well as brand endorsements and fashion ventures.
Beyoncé Buzzes In At 10.