Rolling Stones - Tuesday 10th May 2005

* ROLLING STONES ARE TOP EARNERS Veteran rockers THE ROLLING STONES have been named the top earning music act of 2007. The band made $88 million (£44 million) between June 2006 and June this year (07), largely from their Bigger Bang tour which grossed $437million (£218.5 million). Rapper Jay-Z came second on the list by U.S magazine Forbes, with a total income of $83 million (£41.5 million). Pop superstar Madonna ranked third with total earnings of $72 million (£36 million). The top ten is as follows: 1. The Rolling Stones - $88 million (£44 million) 2. Jay-Z - $83 million (£41.5 million) 3. Madonna - $72 million (£36 million) 4. Bon Jovi - $67 million (£33.5 million) 5. Sir Elton John - £53 million (£26.5 million) 6. Celine Dion - $45 million (£22.5 million) 7. Tim McGraw - $37 million (£18.5 million) 8. 50 Cent - $33 million (£16.5 million) 9. U2 - $30 million (£15 million) 10. P Diddy - $23 million (£11.5 million) (LJ/WNWCCB/RK) THE ROLLING STONES hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza New York City, USA - 10.05.05 (5 images)

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