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Forbes Magazine Announced the Highest Paid Musicians of 2013

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This was a bit brow furrowing for me.  How on Earth does Madonna earn the tops spot and at nearly double the next in line on this latest list of wealth?

Madonna has lost her cool in my eyes.  She’s too old for the vixen and too hard to be motherly.  She’s a musical legend but other than her LBGT heroine status- she’s a bore.  Shelf her in the Cher, Gaga (who is right below her) Brittany closet and move along.

I find it stunning that The Rolling Stones fall so low on this listing.  Do you recall that just awhile back people were going insane for tickets to their shows?  They were everywhere?  Were they that poorly managed or were the expenses that high?  Roger Waters? What?

This list does not clearly define how this wealth was obtained but looking at the names in sequence I attribute a lot of this to savvy investment firms and not from actual annual earned income.

If Dr Dre is above The Stones there is something up with the reporting.  Or could it just be my lack of full understanding of how money is earned?  Dre Beats are pricey but..whoa,

Here are 25 people you wish you could borrow from:

01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58 million
07. Taylor Swift – $55 million
08. Elton John – $54 million
09. Beyonce – $53 million
09. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million
16. Rihanna – $43 million
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
25. Pink – $32 million
25. Tiësto – $32 million

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