Madonna Is Music's Biggest Moneymaker
In second place is Celine Dion, who earned an estimated $100 million from June 2008 to June 2009. Beyonce Knowles came in third, earning $87 million. She dropped a double album, starred in two films, and embarked on what is expected to be, at minimum, a 110-date international tour.
The top 10 musicians on the list earned a combined $719 million, up from $500 million during the same period a year ago. Higher concert prices led to the increase.
1. Madonna - $110 million
2. Celine Dion - $100 million
3. Beyonce Knowles - $87 million
4. Bruce Springsteen - $70 million
5. Kenny Chesney - $65 million
6 (tie) Coldplay - $60 million
6 (tie) Rascal Flatts - $60 million
6 (tie) AC-DC - $60 million
9. The Eagles - $55 million
10. Toby Keith - $52 million
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