The most highly paid musicians in 2012

The richest musician of the year was US rapper Dr.Dre, whose earnings last year were $ 110 million

The rankings in Forbes magazine took into account the income of the music industry stars from CD sales, from advertising contracts and business activities before taxes, costs and fees. The rankings used data from Pollstar agencies, the RIAA and others, as well as insider information obtained during interviews with promoters, lawyers, producers, agents, and in some cases - with the musicians themselves.

Dr.Dre

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 110 million

Detox long-awaited album was still on the way, but the rapper continues to receive cash through sales of previous albums and concerts. Revenues continue to produce and headphones. premium brand Beats by Dr. success Dre brought the hip-hop artist of $ 100 million after the 2011 manufacturer of smartphones HTC paid $ 300 million for a 51% stake in the established rapper and partners of the company that produces these headphones.

Roger Waters

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 88 million

One of the creators of the legendary British band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters continues to earn through the world tour of The Wall Live. According to Pollstar agency, revenue from the sale of a 63 gig in the first half of the year tickets were $ 158 million.

Elton John

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 80 million

British singer for the past period has given more than 100 concerts, including in Las Vegas. A cartoon "Gnomeo and Juliet" with his songs brought the box office $ 200 million. In addition, the approach of the 30th solo album of the musician.

U2

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 78 million

Legendary Irish rock musicians sum up the record of the world tour, the proceeds of which amounted to $ 736 million over 3 years.

Take That

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 69 million

The youth group from the UK earned during the round of $ 69 million. Only eight concerts at Wembley Stadium in London, collected revenues of US $ 61 million, despite the fact that dozens of new concerts planned in Europe.

Bon Jovi

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 60 million

Rock band from New Jersey last summer turned his round, but still continues to play concerts with celebrities.

Britney Spears

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 58 million

Pop singer returned to the music elite and earn on advertising and on line perfume Elizabeth Arden. Her latest album, Femme Fatale was certified platinum in the United States.

Paul McCartney

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 57 million

Sir Paul continues to give three dozen concerts a year. Also, do not run low fees for the Beatles songs.

Taylor Swift

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 57 million

American country music singer earns $ 1 million for a concert, and her latest album Red sold over 1, 2 million units only in its first week of sales. This is the best debut album in 2002.

Justin Bieber

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 55 million

18-year-old musician appeared the youngest richest musicians in the world with sales of goods and songs under his name, as well as successful investments in startups.

Toby Keith

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 55 million

American country music singer earns a good idea due to the long standing sponsorship deal with car manufacturer Ford, a boom of its own chain of restaurants, and the new album Clancy's Tavern.

Rihanna

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 53 million

The singer, who was born in Barbados, earned thanks to the success of his music, advertising of cosmetics, fragrances line Reb's Fleur and intense tour schedule.

Lady Gaga

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 52 million

Singer and songwriter perfectly earns through sales of their albums, a new world tour and new spirits of Fame.

Foo Fighters

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 47 million

American rock band continues to enjoy commercial success and 15 years after their debut album. Plus a good start to the new album Wasting Light and the accompanying tour.

Diddy

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 45 million

Producer and hip hop artist continues to earn on projects not related to music, including vodka Diageo's Ciroc, at the marketing firm Bleu Flame and clothing lines Sean John.

Katy Perry

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 45 million

The singer and actress was the first after Michael Jackson, who just five singles from one album hit the top of the charts. But revenue from its musical tour has reached $ 60 million.

Kenny Chesney

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 44 million

American country music singer has increased the number of concerts to 48 in the past period and good to earn some money.

Beyonce

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 40 million

After giving birth, Beyoncé returned to its intense tour schedule. In addition, it makes a great selling previous hits and new album "4", and thanks to the clothing line and advertising of cosmetics.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 39 million

Start week sales of the new album of rock group I'am with You and did not bring half of 2006, Stadium Arcadium album collections, but a group of well-earned on the world tour and great interest in her work.

Jay-Z

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 38 million

American rapper earns thanks to tour in support of the new album and advertising contracts with Duracell and Budweiser.

of Coldplay

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 37 million

British rock band is back on top thanks to last year's album Mylo Xyloto and the subsequent world tour.

Adele

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 35 million

The British singer has sold 23 million copies of her album "21", and it is an undoubted commercial success.

Kanye West

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 35 million

American rapper released (in collaboration with Jay-Z) successful album Watch the Throne. Good tickets were sold in the course of the accompanying album tour. In addition, the artist makes a Nike sports shoes advertising and on the women's clothing line.

Michael Buble

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 34 million

Canadian singer earned on a long tour, as well as multi-platinum CD Christmas.

Sade

The most highly paid musicians in 2012

$ 33 million

Born in Nigeria, the British singer-songwriter got into the list thanks to the commercial success of her tour, during which she gave almost 100 concerts.