Forbes.com is out with its list of the World's Highest Paid Musicians for 2013. The criteria include earnings between June 2012 and June 2013 from tours, albums, merchandise, endorsements and other ventures.
Here's how the the Top 10 shook out:
- Madonna - $125 million
- Lady Gaga - $80 million
- Bon Jovi - $79 million
- Toby Keith - $65 million
- Coldplay - $64 million
- Justin Bieber - $58 million
- Taylor Swift - $55 million
- Elton John - $54 million
- (tie) Beyoncé, Kenny Chesney - $53 million
Tim McGraw came in at number-24, raking in $33 million.
I'm a true Southern boy who's grown up on country music. Born and raised in South Carolina, I grew up in a small town (Newberry). I went to college then started my first radio "gig" working all night in Charlotte.
I'm married with 3 kids. In my spare time I like to play golf, fish when I can, play drums, and watch my kids do anything.
My claim to fame is I had to go up against William "The Fridge" Perry in high school football. Still have nightmares about it.