Which muscal acts raked in the most money last year? If you’re an incredibly popular band or act and you tour, revenues are high. The band may not see all of that money — it goes to a number of different people like managers, promoters, agents, etc. — but the numbers are staggering to those of us who are not quite as famous, working to earn a living.
Here are the top ten money-earning musical acts, from Forbes.com.
1. The Rolling Stones (proof that drugs help you live long and earn more): $168,000,000
2. U2: $150,000,000
3. Kenny Chesney (who?): $110,000,000
4. Green Day: $99,000,000
5. The Eagles: $84,000,000
6. Paul McCartney (of Fidelity fame and some band): $83,000,000
7. Celine Dion: $81,000,000
8. 50 Cent: $79,000,000.50
9. Dave Matthews Band: $74,000,000
10. Elton John: $66,000,000
Updated July 16, 2010 and originally published February 12, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.